This has been the summer of self discovery. First and foremost I discovered I had completely lost my groove. Sadly, I then discovered I had been so worn down, worn out and worn through I didn’t even remember I had one. Through no ones fault but my own, my get up and go had got up and left.
None the less, just like Stella I did get my groove back. It wasn’t on an island paradise or tropical cruise this it was rediscovered. I regained my funk in the most unlikely place and with one of my favorite people. I found the groove I didn’t even know I had lost, yet still managed to miss!
It went something like this. My darlin little sisy took her (slightly older) sister to her favorite outdoor spa for a little R&R. I must interject now that one of the things I love most about my sisy is her ability to enjoy life. Iam the overly cautious (again slightly older), uptight sister. Not to be redundant, but I went on this little trip groove-less and wound tighter that a clock.
As my darling sister and I sauntered from one luxurious outdoor pool to another I found myself actually starting to immerse myself in total relaxation. I hadn’t been really silly in so long and I caught myself laughing often, loudly and proudly. The sound of joy is medicinal for sure.
But, then it got even better. With a glass of wine in hand, we sat together in one of the smaller pools. There we were just two crazy sisters without a care. It was like we were kids again (only with wine). It was great to feel so free and at that point I did what I NEVER, in my life would have normally done. I did what my little carefree sisy had done on her 50th birthday, I pee’d in the pool!!!! This was one of the craziest things I had ever done, because I really didn’t give a diddly, PIDDLY, doo what anyone else may think. If the water turned a shade darker blue who the heck cared. That was the freeing part I didn’t worry about it, I just did it.
That simple, silly and a little inappropriate act soothed my soul. At 56yrs old that pee became a right of passage for me. It allowed me to not only retrieve my lost groove but to realize the importance of the fact I still have one!