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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mini Staycations

In two weeks I will have a week off from work and I plan to do a lot of fun things with my friends in and out my city, Rotterdam. While I'm already thinking of my vacation and making plans (see my Summer to-do list), I've been enjoying the warm weather already.

Last weekend I had a clear schedule and I read books on my balcony in the full sun for almost two days straight. I only did my normal weekend chores like cleaning and grocery shopping on Saturday afternoon instead of first thing in the morning.

I live on a busy street in the city, but my balcony is on the other side of my apartment and looks out to a tree and some other apartments. When I sit there I almost never see a single person, nor do I hear anything. I really enjoyed the calmth midst the city buzz and welcomed the sunrays on my skin. Finally I have a little color! Which I happily showed off compared to the white stripe where my spaghetti top was. ;-)

I finally finished reading the book Daring Greatly by Brené Brown which inspired me a lot. I highly recommend it!

This weekend gave me rest which I really needed. I was so tired the past couple of weeks and most of my weekends are fully booked, which normally I love too! But this weekend felt like a mini staycation. Why not treat all of your weekends in the summer as mini staycations? For example: eat a whole weekend French or Italian food and have all of your meals all fresco. This Saturday I saw brioche with chocolate which reminded me of our family vacations to France. Normally I won't pick up foods like that, but this weekend I had my own (well deserved!) staycation.

Next weekend I'll go to an all day outside festival which, if warm weather, might as well feel like a staycation if I say so myself. ;-)

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