So I told you in my Feel Good Friday post that I just came back from Vacation. I went on a cruise to Bermuda with two of my cousins. I have always wanted to visit Bermuda to see the Pink Sand and this trip was a direct result of me listing it here as one of the things I wanted to do in pusuit of Joy. It was not a perfect trip the ship left late, the line to get through security to get on the boat was ridiculously long; the weather was way cooler than we expected and the ship was a bit too rocky. However one thing I’ve learned in my pursuit of joy is your happiness has much more to do with what you choose to focus on than all the details of what’s happening. So despite some of the less than perfect details the trip was GREAT!!!
My cousins and I all got along great. We are all pretty laid back and it was easy to just go with the flow. We got to talk often and get to know each other even better.
Bermuda definitely inspires creativity. The atmosphere there is very laid back and free. A slower pace that is very conducive to creativity. Even the architecture is creative. How many pink, blue, yellow, or purple houses are in your neighborhood? We visited the Bermuda Clayworks shop were beautiful pottery was hand made and sold. We also stopped by the Dockyard Glassworks and Bermuda Rum Cake Company. This was a really interesting place. Here you could both purchase and watch Glass being hand blown and Bermuda rum cake being made. There was also no shortage of creativity on the cruise ship including towel animals left as part of the turn down service and fruit carving adorning the buffets.
I also got to really relax and have fun on this vacation. The beach, although a bit cool, was so serene. I braved the cool and played in the water just a bit. It was just so beautiful. The ship was really cool and the food was good as well. I tried some new things escargot (not bad but nothing I’d request), chocolate soufflé (not as chocolaty as I’d have liked), raspberry panna cota (Great!!!), and lamb shank (Great!!! I will be learning how to make this).
I defiantly crossed paths with Joy on vacation. Now that I am home I am thinking of how I can capture some of this vacation Joy for my everyday life. No, I am not going to take up pottery or glass blowing (at least not any time soon). However there are a few things that I can do to bring my vacation experience home.
• Be more creative with my home, allowing it to more accurately express my personality
• Cook higher quality more gourmet food for myself
• A nice relaxing mimosa on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon would be really nice
• Explore my own city more to find its beauty
I am so l thankful for the opportunity to have visited Bermuda and bring home some ideas that are bringing me closer to Joy. Enjoy the picture slide shows.