Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego,
Baby why don’t we go…*
Ever notice that when you’re on holiday it’s not just the hang ups about work that you carry around with you that seem to melt away after your first full body massage, but all your body issues aswell?
My husband and I recently returned from Fiji where we spent 10 amazing, relaxing days and as I unpacked my bags and sorted out all the washing, I couldn’t help but think that most of the cute little shorts, skirts, playsuits and skimpy bikini’s I paraded around in day after day (and felt pretty darn cute in!) will now be packed away until our next beach holiday and my plain old black one piece and all things knee length would replace them for the weekends back in real life. What was it about that Fiji sun that made me care less about my dimply thighs and bloated tummy?
I spoke to my sister who just got back from a short break on the coast and she agreed. She went to put on an outfit from her holiday and looked in the mirror and was shocked at how it looked, yet on holiday she wore it with pride and felt amazing.
It’s not just hang-ups about clothes either. I always feel sexier on holiday. Gone are the stresses, worries and monotony of day to day work, deadlines and dishes, bills and laundry, the only thing I had to focus on was myself, and my husband (how novel!). I found myself desirable again, in all those skimpy little outfits. I believed it, instead of finding reasons why I shouldn’t and why I didn’t want to let myself.
There’s something about the sun, sand and sea on a beach holiday that really does wash away all that ails you.
Anyone had any success bottling that holiday feeling?!
*Kokomo – The Beach Boys