In 9 days I will lay on a beach. The sun’s ray will kiss my naturally bronzed skin. The sand will tickle my feet as I bury them deeper and deeper into the grains, as if trying to reach the Earth’s core. I will inhale, and happily sniff the salty air as the cool breeze graces my skin like fingertips along my navel.
This vacation will be my escape. My freedom from the doldrums of work and the incessant needs of my students and their families. For 5 days I will not have to walk into a job that enables families, allowing them to repeat the cycle, keeping them entrapped in a system that serves little purpose. Something must change. My life must change. That’s why I write every day on LoveSujeiry.com. That’s why I enter TV hosting contests. That is why I envision a future where I will lay on the sand and sip on a margarita while my kids and husband make sandcastles. It’s the only way I can survive day to day life at such a somber place of employment.
But back to the beach. Let us return to that day where I will land in Charlotte, SC and drive south to Hilton Head Island, SC with my family. I will soak my head in the pool. My straightened hair will spiral, curling from end to tip and lightening with the suns rays. My back no longer tense. Muscles cramping each time I elbow my way into a train car. My mind will be at peace instead of jotting down ways to leave NYC for good. I will be in the present moment as it should be.
This vacation will be eye opening. I have often said that I want to live in a warm climate and own a beach home so I can work in tranquility. And in 9 days I will experience that life. When I shut my eyes I imagine myself tapping away on my iPad 2 (to be purchased before my trip to Hilton Head Island), writing stories and sharing them on LoveSujeiry.com. I love writing for my website too much to not create and post. I also love my readers too much to leave them days without new material. But there’s more. My dreams become more vivid as I soak in the tropical air. There I am, penning and publishing books. There I am again, hosting a television show. And wait, is that me planning events for couples and singles alike? It is indeed!
In 9 days I will live a semblance of this dream. In 9 days I am off to a vacation that is not only essential but will also be productive and rejuvenating. I am already there in spirit, lying on a beach, the sun’s rays kissing my naturally bronzed skin. I am breathing in peace and calmness. I am living my life like it’s golden as the sun always shines on those who believe.
This is my life and I am ready to live it as if I were on a never-ending vacation.