After a tough, emotionally draining year that reached a peak with the murders at Pulse, I needed a break. Reacting to news, instead of acting in life was taking too much of a toll on my body and spirit.
Fortunately, a friend offered space to come visit her up at Lake Tahoe. Her cabin, beautiful and comfortable, has no television hook up, and the wifi was a bit sketch, so I escaped for 5 days to recover a bit.
We spent time each day walking trails near the lake, or walking down to the beach near her cabin. It was much too chilly for swimming, but water exerts a restorative power on me. I came home better than when I left.
Now I’m feeling the call to disconnect for a longer period of time. I suspect late September I’ll choose to dial things down significantly until after our Presidential election. I wonder if I can go hide in Tahoe for a month?