We say it every January: this year I'm going to be more present. We all want to work a little less and live a little more. We want to leave our cell phones in a drawer and just be. It's hard.
But a new year brings opportunity for new beginnings. At Splinter Creek, we find the ability to disconnect is more attainable. Out here, there is solace and stillness to be found under stands of mature oak trees, plantation pines, and three sparkling lakes that define the property.
There are friends who join us for dinners of fish caught that morning. Children who gather by the bonfire. Family members to take hikes with and explore. The stars are plentiful for gazing on clear, crisp nights. There is time. There is time to be present.