The one thing that always happens to me while traveling and especially while traveling on holiday: I start to appreciate the little things. The sun is shining? I was able to reserve 'the perfect' spot by the pool second day in a row? Life is beautiful!! ;)
This Lillian is very different from the girl, who often operates in a hurry-hurry-hurry-fast-fast-fast-work-work-work mode. ;) While the everyday Lillian definitively gets more done, somehow the holiday-Lillian seems more fun to be around.
I think the switch happens because in a new place I want to absorb everything. I can't miss a thing. Busy focusing on that, I seem to forget about stress and the never ending To-Do list.
This relaxed state of mind is so great that this time, I promised myself to bring it back to New York with me. And so should you - after all, who said that only New Year's Eve is good for resolutions? ;)