Hello you wonderful people,
this month I was on vacation in Croatia with two of my very best friends. We hadn’t been on vacation together for nearly 5 years now and we were all just so looking forward to it. We don’t live close to each other, and one of us even lives in Prague and since we are not the kind of friends that write everyday or talk all the time – we had just missed each other a lot! We rather are the laid back kinda friends, we are always there for each other when needed but we are never mad because somebody didn’t write back right away or didn’t answer their phone. I don’t know if you know what I mean or know friendships like this? Just a bond between two people and you can trust to always be there for each other and don’t have to constantly reassure yourself of that friendship, it gives you such a secure feeling, a safe place and just a feeling of home. If you have a friendship like this, you know what I mean and also that you are a very lucky person!
Well, and in my case all three of us share this bond so, I was just really excited to go on this vacation with my girls.
I had not been on a girlstrip in a very long time. Don’t get me wrong I love and enjoy being on vacation with my boyfriend or family but a girlstrip is just different. And during the vacation I realized how much I had needed it.
Beforehand we went shopping because we would be in a little apartment by ourselves. So, we packed up my old dirty car with spaghetti and a few bottles of wine, and at 4 am we started our 10hr trip to Rovinj, Croatia. We listed to very old CDs on the way there and already sang our hearts out :)
We had an apartment and cooked for each other every day. We went to the beach all day every day and managed to talk our life away :D We shared everything, our stories, our shampoo, our beds, our clothes and just enjoyed each others company.
At one point during one of our late-night „rummykub“- sessions my friend said: “ What do you think? Where will we all be in 10 years?” And I know that sentence is just so cliché but somehow that question in that very moment made me click… From that moment on I tried really hard to just enjoy every moment, be present, set my phone aside (I kind of have a little phone addiction problem if you know what I mean ;) but I managed (that’s why I haven’t been all so active the past couple of weeks ) and I was just there living, enjoying and , holding on to this very feeling of being. I don’t know yet where we will be in 10 years but I do know that 10 years from now I want to remember the feeling I had on this vacation. The feeling of being young, being present and happy. I also know that wherever we will be in 10 years we will still be talking about this vacation.
We will look back to it and remember the time we ate waaaaaaayyyyy to many spaghetti, the time we played the night away with „rummykub“, all the nights the three of us sat on the balcony, drinking cheap wine and just talking till 4 am in the morning about funny stories, serious things, past problems, funny old stories, and future dreams– just about life. Talking about how 5 years ago we thought in 5 years we would have it all figured out :D (what a silly thought :D ) We are all still trying to find our way in life, love, building our future, our idea of how the world should be and doing all this while dancing around in our apartment listening to old songs <3 And it’s okay because we are young – we are allowed to try new things, make mistakes, try again, have fun, be foolish and just enjoy this life!!
At one point while the other two girls were dancing and just being silly I was sitting there and just hoping that I would never ever forget this moment – the happiness I saw in the girls faces – the kind of happiness you usually only see in a kids face : ) – it made me tear up and just hope we will be able to always keep this childish happy self within us and never loose it.
I will never be younger than I am today and during this vacation I felt alive, I felt young, I felt I could be silly, I could still have an idea of how the world should be, still hoping to change it in someway and I just enjoyed that so much <3
So, for all the seriousness laying ahead of you this week – try to remember your happy inner child, be funny and silly and just laugh and enjoy while you do so :)
♥ Kathrin Luisa