I love going to my favourite place with my favourite people.
And so was the case today when my sister met up with baby girl and me at our local beach.
We spent 4 blissful hours there… 4 hours! Because we are so close, we generally don’t spend that much time at the beach – we don’t have to. But to be honest, I think a part of it is Mum guilt… feeling like we shouldn’t spend that much time there, because there is always something TO DO.
As I was saying to sis today, we need to forget about all of that! Replenish our mental and emotional stores. There will ALWAYS be some job to do, so if we wait until we have none, the time for ourselves will never come.
So, just have the fun, do the ‘me time,’ NOW.
The entire day was beautiful, mainly locals about, the sun not too hot but hot enough, the water clear and rippling and mild in parts… but I do have a favourite part of the day. I was sitting in my sister’s beach tent, as she and baby girl beckoned for me to follow them from where they were in the water.
So I did. I got up, and started walking over. And as I got closer and closer, all I could hear was…
GIGGLES. They were mucking about and playing games, trying not to laugh, but then they would crack themselves up and be laughing silly at nothing in particular. Laughing, just because.
And then I was laughing, just because too.
And that is a beautiful place to be. Laughing in the water with loved ones. Just because. 🥰🌅