This week I went camping. No computers, no TV, no electricity, not even cell phone service. A total escape from reality. It was so nice. The camp site was unusually quiet, even though I’ve never been there, but quieter than others. The kids seemed to be extra relaxed, even when they found out there wasn’t any cell service, (or because of that). Maybe everyone needed this. I used this time to think about what I want with my life and how to go about my dream.
My sister and I have gone camping with our kids, no husbands, to a different place every summer. This is our 7th year. We tent camp but that’s as rough as it gets. We always camp where there is a bathroom and shower available. But no electricity at our camp site. We camp without the husbands because it is more peaceful. No arguing, no worrying about who’s going to do what, just relaxation. Besides, they are big babies when it comes to staying in the outdoors with all the bugs and dirt and stuff.
We had a great time. This year we went to Calaveras County and found a beautiful camp site called Golden Pines. There is a Lake Alpine near by which was breathtaking. As soon as we pulled up to it though, I knew I have been there. My parents took us there when we were kids once, and they could never remember where it was or what it was called. I finally found it! Cool place.
Now that I’m back to reality, I have to figure out why I’ve let one part of my dream slip away from me the last two months. My lifestyle. I’ve gone back to my old habits after my return from New York. It’s like I said, well I did it, so now I don’t have to try anymore. I am going to learn from Heather’s post and “choose” to make my lifestyle important again. I have to.
Till next week,
(Kim has already accomplished her first big dream by traveling to New York with her teenage daughter June of 2009. She lost 20 pounds and overcame her intense dislike (do we say fear?) of flying to accomplish that dream. She rotated off the blog in February 2010, but still hangs out with 8 Women Dream.Â You can find her in the comments section)