Enjoy the Journey

If you are following DW, you know that my birthday was this past week. Most of you probably did not know that it is also my boyfriend’s birthday, we share the same birthday. We went away this weekend to a spa hotel in Sweden, not far from where he lives on the west coast. Very lovely weekend, nice to get away and yes, covid safe.

We both booked massages as treats! I thought I had booked a deep tissue massage, apparently, I did not, I had booked a raindrop massage. You are probably asking, what is a rainbow massage, the same as I asked when I got into the treatment room. It is a treatment that balances the body against stress and pain. The oils with different balancing properties are dripped out quietly and then massaged gently under the soles of the feet and with feather-light grips over the back and shoulders. The treatment ends with a steaming warm towel and calm rest.

Well, I had expected a deep tissue and was looking forward to it all week but instead of getting upset and asking for what I thought I had booked, I decided to give it a try. Something new and different, I just might like it, right? Well, I am happy to report that I LOVED it! Quite different from any type of massage I have had and probably the most relaxing.

After the treatment, I had a genuinely nice chat after with the wonderful gal that gave me the Rainbow Treatment. She asked how I felt and if I liked it. I told her I loved it, and she told me that ‘Sometimes you get what you need, not what you want’ which led to a lengthier discussion about how this is life in general (and yes, for us older folks, the Rolling Stones song is in our heads now).

For many of us, our lives have changed over the past year, me included in this group. I am a nomad, have moved many times across the US and countries. I love to travel, try new things and look for new adventures. However, in doing so the results are not always what I expect and have learned that is ok, sometimes even better than expectations. Sometimes bad things happen that turn into wonderful, better than you could have ever expected. If my situation had not changed recently, I would never have started working on DW with Brenda and I feel, no I know, this is right where I am supposed to be.

Sometimes unexpectedly changes happens, sometimes good, sometimes bad. How we manage the change is up to us, we choose. Majority of the time, change takes us on a journey to a better place, we have to trust, enjoy the journey and hope for the best as there is only so much we can control. Trying to control everything around us can be exhausting and a waste of time. Change can be good, keep an open mind and enjoy your journey.

Stephanie xoxo

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