Taking a holiday during the summer time can be difficult for me to squeeze in. As a face painter, summer is busy season. It is a time where I am booked almost daily for 4 months. Between graduation parties, prom nights, festivals, day care visits, and fairs, this little Pixie works hard during those hot months.
As well as running my face painting business, I have been a full time student over the last few years and am entering into my final year of college this year. Being in the Child and Youth worker program has taught me so much and I am a different person because of it. I see the world through a different lens now and am grateful for the perspective I've gained. Within that, being a full time student, entrepreneur, wife, awesome auntie, and the other many hats I wear, it is hard work.
As I looked over my calendar this Spring, my husband and I decided that we would take three weeks off to go to British Columbia this August. I used to live in the West Coast and find the ocean breeze to be a wonderful place to recharge my battery. Boy! was it ever. Some highlights included watching an eagle fly above our head as we set forth on a ferry ride, Canoe paddling around a freezing cold glacier fed lake, and staying up till 3 in the morning watching a meteor shower with old friends telling stories until the sky lit up with stars and we couldn't stay awake any longer.
We returned home last week from an incredible journey on Vancouver Island. There is always a bitter sweet good bye to the place where you are travelling in although a longing to be back home by the end of the trip. There is nothing like the feeling of walking into your house after you've been away for a while. Our dog greeted us ecstatically as she ran up and down the stairs and across the hallway in a frenzy of excitement. As she settled down, we rubbed her belly as she whimpered making a sound I have never heard her speak. I can only assume that she was crying happy tears that we were home :)