Gratitude, Meditation, Yoga

Making lemonade out of lemons.

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It’s been a very stressful two months, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight to this ‘new way’ of living.  I’m sad I can’t travel next month.  We had been planning our anniversary trip for two years.

Travel had become such a big part of our lives.  It was fun to dream of all the trips we would take.  I had a whole room in our home dedicated to our travel, which included all of our suitcases, toiletry bags, snorkeling equipment, and cruise gear.  We called it ‘the travel room’. (Not a very creative name, but it worked. 😉 )

Yesterday, I reorganized it all, and stowed it all away in the back of the closet.  All that was left was an empty room.  Looking at it just made me sad.

I decided to move our bedroom Smart TV, yoga mat, and weights (for Yoga w/Adrienne),  into the room.  I’ve always wanted a place that I could use for yoga and meditation…a personal space for when I wanted to escape the outside world for just a bit.  Now all that’s left to do is put on a fresh coat of paint (with paint we have on hand) and add some plants and I will have my very own retreat!

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When times change, you have to change along with it, or at least make the best of it.  Just as lemons are tart to the taste, you can still use them to make delicious sweet lemonade if you add the right ingredients.   I know I will travel again.  But until then, I will take care of my mind, body, and soul so that I will be ready for that next adventure.

5 thoughts on “Making lemonade out of lemons.”

  1. I’m so sorry about your travel. That has to be so hard. I love the way you re-purposed the room, though. We’re negotiating the postponement of my daughter’s wedding due to the virus. We moved her wedding from June 6 to August 21, and now we’re wondering if that date will even be possible. Will it be safe for grandparents to come? Will out of towners feel comfortable flying? Will large gathering even be permitted? Will we even be able to HUG people? (Can you imagine a wedding without hugs?) I don’t like this new normal, but I guess it is what it is.

    1. Oh Julie, I’m so sorry. That has to be horrible. I have to say you are smart to move it to August. I’m hopeful things will be semi-normal by then. I do, however, think that grandparents should not travel. Until there is a vaccine for them, it really is not safe. We actually were invited to a wedding on June 5th in Pennsylvania, and I can tell you we are not going. I’m not sure they can even have it. Virginia has not even hit peak yet so we are staying low. I’ve decided to give up on 2020 for planning purposes, but I hope there are some months we will be able to enjoy. Hang in there. Sending prayers for a beautiful wedding in August!!! xoxoxo

  2. You have the right attitude! I also have written off 2020 for any travel. We don’t want to fly until there is a vaccine, although we are healthy my husband turns 65 this year and you never know how you will be affected if you get the virus. We’re repurposing travel budget to some work in the backyard that we’ve been putting off because there were more fun things to spend on haha. We will enjoy a staycation this year 😊

  3. Hi Sharon…. so sorry your trip has been delayed. Love the “repurposing” of your room. Would love to see a pic of it when you have it set up. I’m doing the same here and could use some inspiration. Decorating is not my strong suit…. lol Stay well!

  4. Sorry to hear your anniversary trip’s been postponed. It’ll be an even bigger celebration and more appreciated after we learn how to navigate life post covid19 pandemic.

    Love the yoga room. <3 It'll become your little oasis of serenity!
    Enjoy 🙂

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