1. It is so wonderful to spend time with a good friend!
I was super fortunate to reconnect with my friend Emily who I’ve know for over 20 years. We laughed, cried, reminisced, and made new memories navigating Crete. I felt seen, loved, and refreshed. I am immensely thankful for this time.
2. Breaks from the news are necessary.
I decided not to check the news during my vacation and I have to say it was an immense relief. Though it was also extremely shocking to find out about everything I missed, I have the sense that I am ready to reengage in a more thoughtful way and am more energized than before.
4. Movement is key.
I found a good balance of movement on this trip. With a lot of walking and swimming every day I noticed that my body needed different input than it does in Berlin. I have only recently discovered that I prefer semi-active holidays and this trip was a perfect combination of action and relaxation. I enjoyed listening to how and when I wanted to move and was delighted to have the skills to take care of myself. There will be a post traveling video coming out that was inspired by this trip!
I continue to come back to this deep sense of gratitude for this trip. Crete is so beautiful, the people so kind, the food so fresh, and the nature so lovely that words often fail to express how amazing it was. Plus as I said, I had the pleasure of spending time with a wonderful friend who I don't get to see so often which was a terrific joy. On top of all this, I am overwhelmed by gratitude for having the means to take holiday, for having the opportunity to travel, for having a driving license. The list goes on and on.
I hope you also have the chance to take a break in nature this summer! I can highly recommend it.
Thanks for listening!