I went on a road trip from the Isle of Wight to Perth in Scotland. I left on a Monday with my husband and we drove 200 miles towing our caravan to stay overnight in a camp site in Nottingham. The lady there was lovely and had her own little bar with real ales. We slept there and then set off again on Tuesday for County Durham.
We drove another 200 miles and stayed for two nights in a camp site near Beamish. The caravan site was impersonal and quite frankly money grabbing, asking for £20 deposit for the keys to the toilet block and the gate to get in and out. We visited Beamish, the museum, on Wednesday and rode on the old trams and buses, went into the department store that sold everything you could think of, the sweet shop and the old tea rooms. It as a wonderful day out and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
On Thursday we travelled another 200 miles to Scone Palace in Perth in Scotland and spent 4 nights there at the Rewind Scotland Festival. Loads of 80s bands were playing and we were doing Indian Head Massage for the punters. It was fun, we met some lovely people on the other trade stands and the punters of course.
On Monday we set off for home, travelled 280 miles to stay in a camp site in Lancaster. The lady there was lovely and friendly and we slept well.
On Tuesday we had another 280 mile drive to Southampton to catch the ferry back to the Isle of Wight.
How is this all connected to living in the moment you may ask? Well, I have deliberately enjoyed the whole trip by staying in the moment and not thinking about what is going to happen when we get back. After all, the more we stay in the moment, the more fun we have and the less worry we have. If only I had known how to do this when I going through divorce. My life would have been so much easier.
Interestingly, last night I began to think about what was going to happen tomorrow with my work and instantly felt a tightening in my chest. So I deliberately stopped thinking about it and the tightness faded. I listened to my body and to my own advice.
It has worked for me and I am feeling relaxed and energised, enjoyed the journey home. Tomorrow is another day and I will live in the moment again, and again.
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Creedence – Confidence for You
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