The not-so-tough run off to Mendocino. This is one of my favorite spots to de-stress, unwind and get grounded. Although I've been here 2 1/2 days, I'm still waiting for the de-stressing to happen. The scenery is amazing right now, the birds are all singing and I brought my favorite traveling buddy, Webster! I guess sometimes when we haven't been diligent about monitoring our stress levels and seeking balance on a day-to-day basis, it takes more than a few days to unwind. Don't get me wrong, the knots in my stomach (and my back) aren't quite as tight, I've gotten lots of fresh air, sunshine and exercise, and my time here, as always, has been wonderful. Still, I think it's going to take more than a few days this time to move me into a gentler, balanced state of mind.
A good laugh or is the universe sending me a message? The WiFi network here always works. My devices always connect like magic. This trip, however, nothing would connect or allow me to log in. I tried my laptop and it wouldn't connect to the WiFi. I switched to another system and it would log in to WiFi but my passwords would not grant me access to the work network (did my boss forget to tell me something)? Even my phone wouldn't connect. I felt oddly out of touch. Pathetic, I know. Message received. As soon as I send this blog post all electronic gadgets will be turned off.
Today, no running around Geocaching (yet another blog post in the works). Instead, I will take a nap, enjoy a good old fashioned paper book, soak up the sound of the birds and enjoy the view from my room, including the setting sun. Oh yeah, and let's not forget a 90 minute massage by Gina, who has been known to put me into a relaxed trance on more than one occasion. This surely will do the trick. Ahhh ...