For me, going to the cottage isn’t about getting away or getting through. Rather, it’s about a place and existence I love. When I’m there, I’m more present to the NOW than when I’m home. I have my routine but I’m not stuck with it. I know I’ll read, write, pray, meditate, work on a jigsaw puzzle, watch the ocean, walk the beach, but I’m not certain when each activity will happen. One minute I’m reading, the next I’m putting on my walking shoes.
Oh dear, here I am realizing that I have only six weeks left before my cottage by the sea routine ends. Once I can count the weeks remaining, planning sneaks in.