Yesterday I woke up and realized that life is just passing me by and the only thing I seem to be doing is working. My eldest daughter is grown. The others seem to be growing like weeds. And I wonder, where is life going in such a hurry. Are you feeling the same way?
The problem is the lack of time to get away. This summer we decided to just stay in a local hotel and enjoy ourselves. Our girls played a lot, roamed about the property, enjoyed the swimming pool, etc. etc. I enjoyed it because I didn't have to cook or clean. I slept and relaxed.
I found that there is a term for what we did. It is called a staycation. A staycation is a vacation that is within driving distance of your home. For us in the Virgin Islands, a staycation can also mean something within boating distance.
If you live on St. Thomas, when was the last time you visited St. John? Have you explored all of St. John's beaches? It is so easy to do. Just pile your suitcases in the car along with your loved ones and drive on board the M/V Capt. Vic. Reservations, schedules, and fares, are right at your finger tips. There are so many new things to see in beautiful Love City. Holidays and getaways don't always mean long trips. If you live on St. John, the same is true for you. There is so much fun to be had on the big island of St. Thomas.
No one really knows the meaning of life but we do know that life is meant to be lived with meaning. The experiences we enjoy lend meaning to our lives. Let us embrace life. Vacations aren't everything, especially if time and resources are lacking. Staycations can help you to feel as though life is slowing down a bit for you to catch up and enjoy your family, friends, and your beautiful home in the United States Virgin Islands.