Plenty of rain overnight and this morning, which only added to the fun at Lincoln National Park today. One of us loves mud, dirt tracks and 4 wheel driving - I’ll let you guess which one of us that might be.
We spent our day circumnavigating the park and exploring some of the most gorgeous bushland and coast lines, with very few kangaroos and emus to be seen, which I found surprising (but I’m sure they knew we were coming and went into hiding)
Who’s ‘good‘ at down time, you know where you can just sit and do nothing and be comfortable with doing nothing. I find I go non stop at home, at work and everywhere in between, and when I’m on holidays I can comfortably go slow.
My husband doesn’t do going slow too well and also doesn’t know how to cope with me in go slow mode, I get kinda vague and dozy and he asks me a lot if I’m okay, because I truly do zone out. He doesn’t quite understand that I’m more than okay, that my mind is not focused on the normal one hundred and one things that I need to do and I‘m just happy being in the moment.
Today was a nice balance of both, where both of us were happy. He could drive through mud and over rocks, slipping and sliding and exploring, and when we got out to walk I could just lose myself in the trees, and the sights and sounds of nature.
Today things like little birds with bright blue heads who were fascinated by the mirrors on the car when we stopped for lunch, or the multitude of yellow wattle and white melaleuca flowers that were blossoming everywhere which I had to resist taking photos of are what enchanted and amused me.
We explored the marina on the way back (because anything with an engine enchants Pete) and then we stopped at the Beer Garden which is an amazing micro brewery just up the road from where we’re staying. And while beer doesn’t excite me at all, the gin and soda with rosemary, lemon and pepper certainly did enchant the senses - it smelt as good as it tasted.
I’ve found it’s in the quiet times when we truly rediscover ourselves, because there comes a time when we can no longer keep avoiding the emptiness inside us which we keep trying to fill up with being busy. A time when we need to start asking ourselves the right questions.
What do I love? What makes me smile? What makes me come alive? What‘s stopping me from doing the things I love which make me smile and come alive?
If you’re honest, the answer is really quite simple...the only thing stopping me from doing what I love is me?
How are you going with those questions? Think about it, if you ask yourself the right question then you could be as close as one question away from a whole new world of being.
And that is exhilarating...
Keep smiling, Fi 🌻