Are you able to let your hair down and have some fun occasionally or are you all work and no play?
I personally am a bit of a workaholic and frankly could go like the ‘energizer bunny’ creating home projects, and working on my business 24/7.
There are a couple of reasons for this: One, I enjoy what I do (business or personal front), and secondly, I’m just programmed that way.
Where my business is concerned, I occasionally have to give my head a shake and realize the reason I am in my line of work…which is of course to focus on my “big why” – my beautiful kids and my desire to enjoy quality time with them. (Particularly while they are young and still want their ‘mommy” )
Though it has been a little bit of an adjustment for me, you may have noticed I haven’t posted as regularly as I normally do during this summer holiday. It’s because I have instead forced myself to let my hair down to have little fun at the Springs RV Resort here in Beautiful British Columbia about an hour and a half from my home.
You see, last year I decided that it was time I made an investment for my children … in a couple of ways: I wanted to introduce them to a few new experiences and explore beautiful BC.
I went out and purchased a 34 foot motor home we lovingly refer to as the ‘rolling turd’ – a name adopted from Robin Williams’s movie “RV” .
While we were ‘testing the water’ in our rolling turd last year, we came across a semi-hidden jewel in Harrison Hot Springs, BC – a holiday destination for many during the summer months..
The “jewel” I’m referring to is The Springs RV Resort, an ‘executive style RV Park nestled against the hills and moments from Harrison Lake. The resort sports a beautiful new and spotlessly maintained pool and hot tub, a full-on playground for the children, an antique carousel, a fun area with horseshoe pits etc, and an off leash dog area. (For our four-legged friends) and shower/washroom facilities that make you feel you’re in a ‘spa’.
This year the resort managers added a brand new open air pavilion complete with gas fireplace… to lounge by, (the second of these areas on the resort)… but more importantly an area where many activities are held for children and adults alike. (You should see the ‘rocking’ parties thrown after the kiddies are in bed!!)
After having a fun at the resort last year, we decided to purchase our own lot as a ‘home away from home” to have available whenever we feel like taking a break.
The “turd” now more or less lives up there and is used more as a ‘cabin’ than a mobile vehicle.
These last three months we have personalized our lot with stamped concrete, synthetic turf (as I am a distributor on the side) … as well as we have built a children’s ‘bunk house’ with a bunk bed for extra guests.
We have also erected a cozy gazebo as a relaxing seating area complete with fire pit for making Samores and roasting marshmallows!
It’s a great place to be and when up here one only has two choices: Participate in the extra curricular activities that are always happening or… simply relax!
With all this said, the only thing that drives me a little wild (well a little more than a ‘little wild” … is the unstable internet connection…and although the resort managers are working to correct this irritation, for now it’s a sure fire way to forcing you(me) to unplug… whether I like it or not.
Never the less, when all the planets are aligned, I can, on occasion manage to get an odd post published or at least read up on some of my fave blogs and leave a few comments.
The post I am publishing (this one) was actually written a few days ago while at the resort… I tried to publish it… but to no avail. I decided to stop trying to get online as I prefer to keep my blood pressure at a manageable level!!
Instead I hung with the kids after they attended ‘Kids Camp Week’… a week jam packed with kiddie fun hosted by the management of our community as well as my girlfriend Julie who came up to spend some bonding time for a few days!.
The Kids Camp week is a very exciting time for the children as they partake in all types of activities ranging form scavenger hunts, making ices cream, slip and slide parties, relay races, and arts and crafts, topped off at the end of the week with a late night outdoor movie complete with popcorn and roasting marshmallows and an overnight camp out in tents!!.
While I have thoroughly enjoyed my ‘forced’ time out, it has taken effort to switch gears. I have had to continue to remind myself that my purpose behind working online is so I can afford to ‘chill’ and therefore should continue to count my blessings…(which I do).
It has been a whole barrel of fun, for the adults and kids alike … but I have to come clean and tell you how much I have missed you, my online friends. I just could not resist writing this post just to share with you what I’ve been up to.
On the upside, I have also had time to think A LOT! I’m not saying I’ve driven myself into frenzy with thinking, (not at all) but I’ve really had time to focus on what’s important. (I do often anyway)… but this week a few events have caused me to really enjoy the moment.
I have also taken the opportunity )on the drive here & on the drive back home), as well as during certain quiet times to re listen to my personal development CD’s. Funnily, although I listen to them semi-often, this week a couple of the topics really struck a cord in a different way. Needless to say, even though the WIFI wasn’t reliable, my pen and paper was, hence I have taken many notes and as you might imagine and have a slew of things to share once I get my act together this next couple of days
I will be back to reality in fairly short order but just need a day or so for recovery (as my friends’ daughter got married on Saturday… and sadly I just can’t handle the late nights like I used to! But also apart from this pesky summer cold I’ve been trying to keep at bay, I also need time to get ‘sorted’…. So that’s my project tomorrow.
I’m sharing a few photos of my forced relaxation and just want to say again how I appreciate you, (my blog visitors and regular friends and support posse). I can’t wait to see you all soon.
Hope you are all taking some time to let your hair down and have some fun too. After all, isn’t that what life’s all about?
Till then, picture me raising a “Skinny Girl Margarita” as I sign off.
Ciao for now my friends. See you all soon.