A little inspiration…it’s all I need. I’ve been ‘in my head’, again. This time with a load of things that range from understanding chakras and a plateful of foreign terms to figuring out how to do a stellar job at re-branding my company. Lots of stuff for a simple brain to digest. But, what else do I have to do?
An expat lifestyle in Bali is undemanding. We have peeps that take care of the domestic duties, like cooking, cleaning, making the bed, tending to the garden and pool and taking out the trash. We don’t even know where the trash goes. It just goes…away. Our staff, which has grown to equal our family members, is wonderful and we’re left with the time to work on other projects and be ‘inside our heads’, whether or not we want to be.
This entire week I’ve take 3 pictures. That’s not like me. I need a little kick-start. Which brings me to today.
Today I left my family.
I walked down a single strip of concrete that passes for a Bali sidewalk. It’s flanked by concrete walls and leads to my yoga studio. I relished in a 2 hour yoga session overlooking greener than green rice paddies. The instructor was a handsome Balinese man with perfect zen facial features. I may go back tomorrow too.
I left with a smile and an energized spirit, but I didn’t go home. I went to the spa (there are plenty in Bali). For another 2 hours precisely, I enjoyed a Balinese massage and a body scrub down with a green tea goo that smelled of heaven. The indulgence continued as my body was rinsed, only to be followed by a rub down of yogurt. I don’t eat the stuff, but I’ll gladly have it poured all over my body. A quick rinse and down in the flower filled bathtub I go to sip on ginger tea and eat watermelon and papaya. If you think it’s really cheesy to be in a flower filled tub, then you’ve obviously never felt how sensuous it is. It was lovely.
Today I escaped titles. No Mama, Wife, Babe, Boss, Miss. Nope.
Just me, today. A little reboot so that I’m better at keeping a title on the other days.
My skin is splendidly-soft and I think I’ll have another yogurt. Soon.
Recharge: to rest and get back your energy and interest in things.
I’m curious to know where you escape to recharge?