Is Your Life In Balance?
Most of us have a hard time balancing our lives. It’s easy to become focused on business, and we forget that life is for living – not just working. Sometimes we need to take time out to play.
Last week I spotted a cruise leaving from Galveston (our local cruise port) for 7 nights in the Western Caribbean. Well, I know the Western Caribbean fairly well, but decided to check out where the cruise was going just to see if it might be interesting: the price was certainly right. It turned out that it goes to Roatan, Belize and Cozumel.
Cozumel is an island in Mexico, a bit south of Cancun, Belize is further south still, and in case you don’t know where Roatan is, it’s between Utila and Guanaja, and I have T-shirt to prove it! (Isn’t that a great example of a totally accurate statement that doesn’t really answer the question?) OK, Roatan is in the Bay Islands 30 miles off the north coast of Honduras in Central America, and I first went there because it’s a great dive destination.
Several years ago I built a second home on Roatan which I now rent as a vacation property (you can see it here). We normally go down once or twice a year for a working and diving vacation, but have been cutting back on the trips since the airfare doubled. When I found that the cruise cost less than half the air fare, it seemed to me like a no-brainer, especially when I told some friends and they jumped at the chance to join us.
So next week we plan to take a complete break. We’ll have fun on the ship, spend a day visiting the house and friends on Roatan, take a shore excursion in Belize and find something to do in Cozumel. Sometimes we need to take time for ourselves and our friends to balance our lives.
Now, If I can just figure out how to take a cruise like this and stop off for a few weeks in Roatan instead of just one day, the airlines can say goodbye to my business!
Don’t you owe it to yourself to bring some balance into your life?