With all the finalization and upheaval in my life, I use our upcoming vacation as a release from reality. But, even it can weigh on me right now with all the chaos that seems to be swirling in my day-to-day life.
Last night my sweet husband thought he would distract me from my “to-do list” by discussing things we want to see or do while we are in Italy. Normally this would thrill me to no end. But last night it just overwhelmed me.
There is so much to see and do in Italy. So many ancient ruins to visit, works of art to see, foods to try and wines to taste! It made my head spin last night.
I am a planner. That is an understatement. Most people know this about me. I have had my packing list planned for months… no exaggeration! (I will share my craziness in another post this week!)
But I think I am most looking forward to “Il dolce far niente,” the sweetness of doing nothing.
I want to sip espresso in the morning while relaxing on a terrace. I must sit with a bottle of wine and watch the sun dip below the Tuscan countryside. I need to wander down endless, cobblestone streets listening to the sounds of my own footsteps and slowing my breathing as I go.
This trip is about it all… Rushing to see it all and slowing down to take it all in. 7 days, 12 hours to go!