I began April 2016 with two girl friends, Paula and Kaylynn completely relaxed and happy. We spent a couple of nights in Old Fort, North Carolina at Bob’s Big Apartment a renovated old building which was at one time a bank. The town was formed in the late 1700s and is built around the train tracks which passes through Main Street. A few stores and food places dot the landscape with houses scattered around of various types of upkeep and styles.
We have been planning this trip since last year. Honestly, all we had planned were the dates and wanting to see the Brown Mountain Lights. Our planning truly began the day before we were to head out as the 3 of us were finally together. From Paula’s couch we gathered around my computer and found a place in Air BnB, which neither of us had ever used. We found Bob’s Big Apartment and unanimosuly agreed to stay there due to different components of the apartment. I for the jacuzzi, Paula because of the distance between Asheville, Old Fort, and the Brown Lights and she was familiar with Old Fort, and Kaylynn because it appeared comfortable.
Our adventure began Wednesday night when we stayed at a friend’s of Paula’s. For the 3 women it truly was an adventure and relaxing time because they were free of husbands, children, and making decisions for awhile. As the only single and child-free person, there were numerous times I remained quiet as conversations turned to their kids. I smiled most of the time because I understand their children and husbands are their lives and so they take up most of their conversations. I though often daydreamed of my next adventure as they talked about their children’s’ accomplishments and frustrations. That night we soaked our feet in hot water and epsom salt while trying to find a funny movie to watch. We ended the night playing Crimes
The point of this weekend was simply to be present and enjoy each other’s company. We were delighted to just be the girls and take care of one another. We took turns cooking and cleaning at Bob’s apartment. Paula gave massages and I offered energy healing with Reiki and color therapy. We truly enjoyed each other’s gifts. Paula and Kaylynn spent most of the weekend curled up in chairs reading books for pleasure. They were truly happy. I on the other hand spent time in the hot tub which was in the living room, working on my computer, and walking around town.
We spent an afternoon in Asheville with the main purpose of visiting the Salt Cave in downtown. Overall, the weekend we received what we needed without focusing on planning how that needed to happen. I’m so thankful to have shared this amazing experience with two amazing and beautiful women an opportunity I have not been able to enjoy recently as I haven’t been spending time with friends in Miami. I return to Miami on Tuesday and refocus my attention on my business and the wonderful clients I am honored to work with. My March has been filled with opportunities to travel, relax, and practice the work I love while being surrounded by genuine friends who support and honor me as I am, La Mariposa.
Now I want to hear from you, please share if you have had the opportunity to enjoy a weekend getaway with friends.
April’s Affirmation: I am willing to let miracles happen in my life.
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Paty, La Mariposa