It's been almost two weeks of days that I can only describe as halcyon. Days that melt into one another and become a blur of sunshine, jogging along the coast, laughter with immediate and extended family, salt tinged air and park visits.
This place is magic. I walk past house after house in the area I'm staying in and think to myself do you realise how lucky you are to live here? If only I could transplant my life here. If only I could blink my eyes and have my husband and my job here. There's something about this magic place that is so calming. My shoulders relax, I can breath deeper and my smile feels permanently fixed upon my face.
This has been just what Carter and I needed. Or, I should say, that I've needed. I've even taken a break from social media, blogging and haven't checked stats since being here. To be honest, I've loved the break from it too. Pressure, be gone.
It's a double edged sword. This time here with my family has been perfect. However, we've only got two days left, and then we're winging our way home. It's going to be crushing to leave everyone again... but I'll just have to plan to come back as soon as I possibly can.