WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL
Ok, so clearly I haven’t posted anything under the ‘personal’ section on this site in a whiiiiile. Things have been a little crazy for this season, and turns out that prioritising the documentation of our own lives has taken a back seat. And, to be honest, I think this is the first time that hubs and I have gone away since the last post that I made here *covers face*. I certainly can’t complain – our days have been filled with all those gloriously mundane, ordinary things that come together to make up an extraordinarily beautiful life. It’s just that sometimes that can lead to one’s life living you, rather than you living life, if you don’t take the time to step back and reevaluate. I think it’s also been a season of realising that living a priority-focused life comes hard-won, it doesn’t just fall into place. It’s a delicate balance, and often I feel like the searching for that balance teaches me more than when I actually find it (briefly, haha!).
Getting ‘away from it all’ is a great way to hit the reset button. It was utterly blissful to spend hours together in the car, singing along to old classics, talking about everything/nothing and getting to reconnect over exciting new adventures.
We road-tripped up to Kariega Game Reserve, which I’m pretty sure is what heaven looks like. Seriously, from the minute we drove in the gate I felt this utter sense of peace come to rest on my shoulders, almost like when you cuddle up into a warm blanket. The weather for our stay was cold and mildly rainy, which suits my winter-loving heart to a T. Being out of cell signal was wondrous, and having nothing on the ‘to do’ list other than to eat great food, drink wine, hang out, connect with new people and search for wild animals was pure JOY for my little heart.
Any rate, we tried to be good and document our trip in pictures. For much of it I was too distracted to get the bulk on my DSLR, so this is a combo of iphone and big camera snaps. I’ll take that distraction as an excellent sign of being in the moment – something I’m not always good at doing ;)