The power of switching off

THIS SUMMER, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS, I DECIDED TO have A PROPER HOLIDAY. AS A TYPE 'A' PERSONALITY, I HAVE IN THE PAST FOUND IT INCREDIBLY HARD TO SWITCH OFF, BUT THIS TIME WAS DIFFERENT. I WAS ABLE TO BE MINDFUL AND PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TRIP, AND FOUND IT SUCH AN EXHILARATING EXPERIENCE. 

I WAS ALREADY STAYING AT THE RITZ-CARLTON IN MARINA DEL REY, LOS ANGELES, GRADUATING AS A DIVINE LIVING COACH WITH 'THE ACADEMY'. SO IT MADE SENSE FOR MY HUSBAND AND CHILDREN TO FLY OUT AND MEET ME FOR A CALIFORNIA ROAD TRIP.  

AND WHAT A TRIP IT WAS. WE SPENT TIME IN BEVERLY HILLS AND HOLLYWOOD BEFORE RENTING A WHITE JEEP AND DRIVING TO LAS VEGAS. STAYING AT THE SPRAWLING YET ELEGANT CAESAR'S PALACE WAS AN EXPERIENCE IN ITSELF, AND THE WHOLE CITY WAS A FEAST FOR THE SENSES COMBINED WITH HOT DESERT SUNSHINE.  

FINALLY WE DROVE DOWN TO THE STUNNING CITY OF
SAN DIEGO, AND SPENT A FEW DAYS EXPLORING THE COASTLINE. I WAS PARTICULARLY TAKEN WITH THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF LA JOLLA, AND KNOW THAT I COULD EASILY SETTLE THERE.  

BEST OF ALL, I NOW FEEL MORE CREATIVE AND MORE INSPIRED, BURSTING TO BEGIN THIS NEW SEASON. THIS TYPE OF HOLIDAY IS NOW most DEFINITELY OUR 'NEW NORMAL'.  

Rozynna Fielding

Rozynna Fielding, Brighton, United Kingdom