This is the story of 6 humans, vacationing together, in a house, during a pandemic, when things stopped being polite and started getting real…
Actually, we never worried about being polite we were simply just being real. 2020 has been the year of cancellations, including cancel culture. Each of us on this trip needed the break from reality. We needed to laugh, lounge, drink, eat, and play games. We spent time in the pool and enjoyed some sun. We made commitments to each other to keep it as safe as possible.
Before arriving to our vacation home, I knew but didn’t realize how much I needed this trip with these humans. I had only vacationed with a couple of people (one is my partner) before this trip. This was the first time we were all coming together for a trip, and now I’m sure that it won’t be the last. At the end of the long weekend, I felt more like myself than I have in a while. Living in a constant state of crisis is hard and frankly I needed the break.
But I didn’t realize until we were all there together how much I needed this time with these people. I needed to laugh until I cried. I needed to cry until I laughed – both happened. I needed to play games, drink, cook, chat, dance, eat, and hug. We committed to not leaving the house once we arrived and we created our own little inclusive resort (fortunately we had some amazing chefs and bartenders). We floated in the pool and other than a murder mystery event did not follow a set schedule.
For the past nine months I have been functioning in a space where I was cautiously living life, what I mean by that is that I wasn’t feeling anything full-out. Instead existing in a space where everything felt a little muted. This trip helped me unmute everything.
I am thankful for the laughs, the tears, the dance parties, playing dress up, the food, the drinks but more so I am so grateful for the space to be real and to unmute.
Are living under the mute button? Consider, what you might need to be able to release and unmute.