Monday, March 12, 2007

Give Me A "P"

"I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he's not careful." - Yann Martel, Life of Pi

I can't believe this day has come, but it's here and I'm incandescently happy. Today is the last Monday ever that I will spend at my firm. I have only 5 more days and then I will be free for two whole months!!! All I have to do this week is clean out my office, send files to where they need to go, and trash everything else. The joy I feel at tossing red welds into the recycling bin is indescribable.

I'm almost done!!! I can't believe it. Soon, this whole experience will be a distant blurry spot of grey on my personal time line.

Did I mention that I'm going to be off for two whole months? Bean's baby is set to come smack in the middle of my time off, so planning is a little tricky. I'm planning to stay relatively close by until the baby is born, and may go on a short trip to a yoga/spa retreat. There seem to be a number of them in Mexico that look pretty awesome. I'm going to check out Yoga Journal for ideas later this afternoon. For anyone looking for something like that in Thailand, you should check out Sanctuary. I stayed there for a blissful week last year and had an incredibly relaxing experience. After the baby's born, I'm going somewhere farther afield, most likely to South Asia.

Do y'all have any ideas, suggestions, or experiences with yoga/spa retreats? In the U.S. or elsewhere? I'm looking to rejuvenate, destress, detoxify, and mostly, to CHILL OUT.


wordnerd said...

Buttercup, this is SO exciting! totally did it!

TWO WHOLE MONTHS...I can't even imagine what that must feel like!

As for spas, etc...I have a friend who recently went to Maya Tulum in Mexico and raved about it.

Check out the website here

5 days! awesome

Starshine said...

Yea, Buttercup! Congratulations! Have fun pitching junk. That must feel so cathartic!


Sparky Duck said...

two months off is so so nice.

Philadelphia is always nice this time of year, though ya did miss the flower show

bug said...

YAY BUTTERCUP! (what's the "P" for? -- am i being dense? peace out? just "peace"?) i am so thrilled for you. ra! why don't you just go to rio and bake on the beach and take walks on the cliffs and go samba dancing with latin men? yoga/rio? yoga/rio? why don't you go wild first, and then go meditate/re-center later? either way, i expect that all roads still lead to rome.

Gypsy said...

5 days!? That's awesome. I guess it's 4 now. Woohooo!

Buttercup said...

Wordnerd, Maya Tulum looks amazing. Unfortunately they're booked for March but thanks so much for the tip!

Starshine - I've been delaying reading celebrity blogs but today the carthasis begins.

Sparky - I've never been to Philly but I've heard great things.

Bug - You're not being dense. Being the dork that I sometimes am I was going to spell out something over the course of the next 5, I mean 4 days. However, I think I've aborted the effort. Rome is a distinct possibility.

Gypsy - I can't believe I'm down to 4!

Expert in Chilling Out said...

Congratulations, Buttercup! This is great.

The best way to chill out is to visit friends. Especially friends from law school. Especially friends from law school who live near rural areas.

P.S. The weather in the southeast is lovely this time of year. Especially south of VA and north of SC.

Buttercup said...

Hmmmm.... Could Expert In Chilling Out also go by the name "Pas"? Interesting idea for a little Carolina trip.