The past ten days were a complete whirlwind with visits to both of our families, my buckling down and getting glasses for the first time (only for driving!), an international trip to our first ever high-end resort and the starts of some and ends of other strange yet beautiful friendships.
Aruba was filled with warm weather, adventures and intense conversations. A four day retreat with my parents, we shared our life perspectives and temporarily butted heads over the significance of the words ‘ambition’ and ‘Jewish’ in our lives. (Growing up, calling someone ambitious was high praise. In my current lifestyle, however, ‘ambition’ almost feels like a dirty word and connotes the rat race.)
It was a good opportunity to reconnect and establish common ground. The conversations induced angsty feelings that I should be out in the world affecting big changes, but I recalled conversations earlier in the week with Yair’s parents and my good friend January who counseled me to just be in the world, keep traveling, keep growing and to be open to opportunities that the universe presents. I resolved to keep surrounding myself with active, interesting and inspiring people, to keep my ears and eyes open for opportunities that life brings me, and to see what causes I connect with naturally – but not to try and force something just for the sake of it.
After some cathartic cries, conversations, snuggles and resolutions, we relaxed into our final two days in Aruba with diving, walks on the beach, massages and parasailing.
All in all, a wonderful week.
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