Well, if you've been following this blog, you know that 2013 has thrown a few curve balls my way. I'm still trying to stay pretty chilled out, because really, what good is it stressing about stuff that is beyond my control?
This past week, the Sailor took me on a cruise. It was in the works for some time, and happened to still fit right into our schedule, despite the timing of my brother's death a few weeks ago.
|I sent the Sailor this card years ago... |
It made me smile when I found it in the closet back in South Africa.
A fellow former shipmate and friend of mine sent me a message right before I boarded: 'Hope the cruise is good for your soul...'
The cruise was indeed good for my soul. There is something calming about being on the water. Warm weather and fabulous food never hurt either.
While on board, I also celebrated my birthday...
I took in a few sights of the sea...
And of course the palm trees and sunsets on land...
The last day of the cruise, the Sailor and I went to a butterfly conservatory -- quite possibly my favorite excursion of the sail.
Was the cruise good for my soul? Absolutely. Am I going to still aim to be chilled out this year? Most definitely.
PS: In case you haven't noticed... most of these are Instagram pics. I've only recently discovered how addictive the app is. Follow me there: typingsunflowers.