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May 1, 2011

Reconnecting with Self

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Summer Vacation….an escape from the ordinary, a break or holiday that often means a trip, a retreat or a rest.   Now is a good time to put a little thought into how to manage this time of rejuvenation for yourself and your family.   What you decide to do during this summer holiday period is challenged by finances, work schedules, family composition and your own expectations.

 For post-divorce individuals, there is no better opportunity to explore, reconnect and get in touch with themselves than a vacation.  Here is a time that you can really stretch and do something that you’ve always wanted to do.   When married, decisions on vacation time was more than likely a compromise.  Now you have the opportunity to do what you want to do. 

 Let’s put aside the budget, kids, work and all the other limitations we place on ourselves and take some time to really reflect on what we yearn to experience.   Think back on what you dreamed about as a youth.  Did you ever want to live on a ranch and ride horses?  Camp out under the stars by the Grand Canyon?  See the bright lights of Broadway or travel the Seine? 

 Vacations are a time where we can literally live our dreams, reconnect with our true authentic selves and experience what we truly want to be happy.  It’s a brief period in time that is meant to rejuvenate our souls.  Especially meaningful at this time in your life, vacations give you permission to try things out.  It’s only a commitment for a week or so and doesn’t entail that you quite your job, uproot your kids and move to a foreign country. 

 So want to you want to do?  Where do you want to go?  We’ll manage the how and how much later.  Now is the time to reflect on your new beginning and determine what you want to try next.   Share your ideas, we’d like to hear from you.

Let’s see….sky diving or cooking school?