Friday, July 6, 2012
Friday 5 - 5 lessons learned on my trip
There was so much I noticed while I was on vacation. I had such a great time but there are things I would like to continue in my real life. I doubt it will happen but a girl can hope.
1. I wasn't lactose intolerant in Switzerland. I don't know why but I could eat cheese - and did so a lot! No problems at all!
2. I was relaxed. I wasn't responsible for two kids, a mom, a house, a business (okay, I did work a bit while I was there but it wasn't bad) and me. I laughed a lot. I drank wine. And pina coladas. I let go and it was all okay.
3. I trusted someone else. I don't trust many people in this world. Andrew and I would discuss the plan of the day and most days, I said "I'm following you". That's an unusual feeling for me. I let him lead and enjoyed following him. He took me to fabulous places and I always felt safe. I like that feeling.
4. I trusted myself. I speak french like a two year old. But I tried. I spent time in the city for a while by myself and was able to get home without calling for help. True, it took me 20 minutes to figure out how to get out of a department store but I did eventually get out. And the experience made me laugh.
5. I felt good. I had one headache. I took advil once on the trip. Normally I go through a bottle a month. I had no chest pains. They are a regular occurrence for me at home. My stomach didn't hurt much (it rebelled one night after eating more meat and drinking more wine than I've had in a year). I felt good.
I was nervous to travel. I felt bad leaving my kids and my mom. But everyone lived. Now I can't wait to go somewhere again!
Posted by judi at 11:25 AM