i had completely forgotten about these photos from when we were in mallorca last month until cleaning up my folders on my computer last night! these photos were from a day we’d spent entirely at the beach, and we’d just hiked back up from the ocean right beneath us to the home we were renting in banyalbufar, my hair still soaking wet from swimming in the water so i stuck this hat on my head, while the kids played in the yard of the home, and josh and i snapped these pictures together before we all drove a few minutes into the little town for dinner at son tomás restaurant. that meal was our favorite meal of the trip, too. it was our last night in mallorca and we sat at an outdoor table on a tall balcony and watched the most beautiful sunset while eating our meal together and practicing our spanish. the kids were so good while we ate, and we went around the table taking turns sharing all the things we enjoyed doing together on our trip.
our time in mallorca was such a highlight of our summer for me, because it felt so slow and calm and peaceful. i’ve been grasping at ways to bring that feeling into my every day since returning to new york city. one of the ways i’ve found that feeling has been to pull myself out of bed before the sun wakes up (and if you know me, you know this does not come easy!), before anyone else in my family is awake for the day… to stretch, to read, to get ready for the day and enjoy the quiet before the day really begins. so that i’m the first thing that greets my family when they wake up, and since i’m not as rushed this way, i’m hoping my calmer morning mood and pace can help set the day for the rest of my people around me. maybe i’m more tired, but i’m happier. and really working to make this the norm. usually i’m up far past midnight getting work done, because it’s when my brain is most productive and the apartment is most quiet. but i’m aiming to switch up this routine and target my early mornings instead of late nights by getting to bed earlier instead. we’ll see. but right now, it’s working, and i’m loving it.
hope everyone’s monday is off to a great beginning!