What do you do in the dead of winter with a broken hip? Get the hell out of it, which also leads to St. Thomas. Sorry I went totally off the map for a bit- I needed a complete turn off, relaxing vacation. I can honestly say I’ve never had a more relaxing, peaceful, reflecting vacation in my life.
I usually find myself very busy on vacations- I try to see it all, do it all, run, swim, find the CrossFit and yoga spots, snorkel, see the town, check out all the best spots, shop… CHECK EMAIL.
I didn’t really do any of those. I relaxed in a beach chair, slept, stared at the beautiful ocean and mountains, chatted with my parents, enjoyed fresh seafood and read books. That is a real relaxing vacation- I mean, check out our balcony view!
I think every person I encountered asked about my crutches and would say “Oh, I bet that just ruins your vacation”. I really learned on this trip, they only ruin things if I let them. I mean, I was in paradise sitting in the sun all week… can anyone really complain? I am really noticing myself appreciating all of the little, wonderful things in life. Ah, the silver lining.
Days spent with my Mom in a Cabana.
Then strolling (hopping) to breakfast where they made whatevvvver I wanted. I love breakfast so I was in heaven.
Well, when they weren’t on their phones— you’d think they were the kids.
I realized another perk to this whole hip thing is the time I am spending with my parents. I can’t live on my own until I am able to walk so I have been with them a ton, far more than most 25-year-olds get to be. I have slowed down my life and enjoyed this time with them. They are both selfless, amazing people. I am blessed to not only have them, but spend so much time with them. I love you both SO much and I am beyond grateful for you guys taking care of me.
Last little bit of recommendations, if you’re ever in St. Thomas…
Dine at Havana Blue all of the food is A++ and the views are unbeatable. The male wait staff is also oddly attractive. It’s a known fact- sorry, I thought snapping pics of them would be awkward.
And Mims Seaside Bistro- it’s like actually RIGHT on the beach and amazing.
I had a wonderful week. Honestly, since the break happened, it was the happiest week I’ve had. I DID WATER AEROBICS, ever day with the older ladies (they loved me)- it felt good to move my hip joint. I would have NEVER done that a year ago- I always craved intensity but I have learned to respect the simple art of movement, no matter what it is. I enjoyed every day to the fullest and just was amazed at how hard my parents work and how wonderful they are.
XO- hope your week was full of good stuff as well!