Is it ok to say that I’m pretty much over boats, buses and planes?
Right now I feel that being with my family is so much more important than ticking off another tourist wonder.
Have you ever felt like that?
I’m writing this post in a tiny garret appartment on top of the ancient walls of the Diocletian’s palace in Split. See the tiny add on on to the building, right at the top in the picture below? The building is truly ancient and it’s part of the palace which used to belong to a Roman Emporer.
I keep feelng as if it might tumble over onto the Riva below, the impressive broad walkway where people preamble and the cafes are vibrant and packed, all lined up infront of the very busy harbour.
The little flat is built in haphazard fashion, as if as an add-on onto the old building below. It’s like a pigeon loft, and yes I’ve spotted a pigeon, and a cat.
The view from the tiny window in the kitchenette area is beautiful. I think a writer or an artist should live here permanently.
We’ve been to the market and bought fresh cheese that’s made in Hvar, fresh sugared figs, strawberries, local wine, local olive oil, and a very fine Dalmatian smoked ham which we’ve been picking at all day.
Like I said: “Lucky, I know”.
We arrived back into Split this morning. For 7 days our home was a small cabin one of four on the top deck – with bunk beds and a tiny wet room.
We had a fantastic time cycling and I did a number of very stiff hills which I’m quite proud about. See below – that’s Stari Grad down by the river and we’d just climbed up about 7 kms from there.
My hubby was a lot quicker than me though, huffed and puffed less and looked much more at one with his bike and surroundings.
The spring flowers were lovely.
But I don’t want to go to island hopping to Hvar and towns like Stari Grad or Jelsa today … I want to go home now please.
My Mum isn’t well.
And send thought waves to my Mum.
How to stifle the anxiety monster.
Live in the Moment.
Firstly I think it’s important to live in the now. Everything is ok right now. If I think of the future then it isn’t all ok, so I must put all those thoughts out of my head. Immediately.
Stop worrying about what ‘might be’.
If we have to change plans in a hurry I can cope with that. I Really Can. So worrying about what we might have to do isn’t going to help.
It’s ok not to always feel happy about things.
Thirdly I need to accept that as lucky as I am, it’s ok not always to be happy with the situation.
We can’t be in control
I am not perfect and God didn’t send me to earth to put order into the world.
You can’t always have what you want
I wanted to travel … we made copious plans … they seemed like a good idea at the time, but now things have changed and I my previous inkling that family really does trump geographical mobility were for me, right. But I can’t just swing back and forth at the drop of the proverbial hat, so it’s a question of not getting what I want and I’ll have to deal with the consequences of my actions.
Linking today to Travel Photo Thursday.
Anyway, I’m not the Oracle, and I’m in a bit of a tizz. So please tell me, what else would you add?