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Travel Tuesday: Turks and Caicos

Welcome to my happy place.  When I need to take a deep breath, relax and recenter, this is where I go.  So much that I just repainted my home office to remind me of the color of the water in Turks and Caicos.

Michael and I went to Turks and Caicos for the first time in 2005  and have been back twice since.  It does NOT disappoint.  We thought the pictures were probably doctored to make the water look that color, but here is one I took myself.  The pictures don’t lie!

Our resort of choice is Club Med, situated on Grace Bay in Providenciales.  It is an Adult Only Club Med, no one under 18 allowed and  all-inclusive resort.  Meals, snacks, and all alcohol is included.  Makes it a stress-free trip for us with little cash needed.  All of that together makes Turks and Caicos a huge draw for us.  Add in the water, the powder-fine sandy beaches and the gentle breezes and we keep going back.

And a few more pictures just for fun. Enjoy.

Just For Fun….

Regarding: Painting

imageI spent most of the weekend repainting my office.  Envision a granny smith apple.  And then vomit that color all over some pretty big (and well-lit) walls.  That is what I was trying to cover up.  The new color was inspired by the color of the water in Turks and Caicos (coming soon to a travel related post).

In between bouts of painting and fume-induced light-headedness, I went to a baby shower accompanied by a good friend.  And her 7 month old baby.  She is my FAVORITE 7 month old.  Ok, she is the only 7 month old I know right now, but she is still my favorite. She has a fantastic older brother, but he didn’t come to the shower.

I am often amused by the ideas of those around me regarding why I don’t have kids.  1. I must not like kids.  I don’t dislike all children.  I don’t like all children either.  In the same way that I don’t like all adults.  I like children I know and have relationships with.  2. I don’t think I would be a good mother.  I think I would be a great mother.  I would throw myself into it 100%, like I do with everything I tackle. There is a shadow of truth to things around sleep, money, travel, sex, etc.  But mostly, I just don’t want to.  I don’t want to give up, even a little, all of the other things that bring me joy in life.  I feel I would be giving up more than I would get back.  And that is just my truth.

I have found what is, for me, a perfect balance.  I can have children in my life without actually having to produce and raise them myself.  I can enjoy spending time with them, seeing them grow and also sending them home.  Thank you to my friends that have taken on the larger commitment so that I can enjoy your children!