So we flew first class from Istanbul to Dalaman, 1hr flight.
Grab our bags and meet the drivers outside who whisk us off to Gocek, approx. 20 mins away from the airport. Then the crew on the boat greet us, grab our bags and we hop on Ta's yacht.
This boat is 85feet of amazingness. Mind you, I hate boats. I get so seasick... But no time like the present to face this issue and hopefully work through it..right?
So we get on board and every single thing is custom designed. This yacht is INCREDIBLE. It's designed exactly how I would've wanted it if I had a boat. Ta's taste is just impeccable.
We change into our bathing suits and go for a swim. The water is crazy clear and so warm, felt amazing. Once again, this doesn't seem like my life. But I am acclimating quite well! ;)
Each day on the boat followed a certain pattern...
Wake up early, go on land to the resort and workout, have coffee or a light breakfast after, return to the boat.
Change into bathing suits, go swim, sea bobbing (pretty much the coolest water devices ever, google it) and then I'd go to the top deck to lay out and nap, he'd go downstairs - have a snack and do work.
An hour or two later, I'd go shower -- we'd reconvene to the front deck to watch the sunset, listen to jazz music, drink sparkling water (he said we needed to detox so no alcohol consumption on board) and then dinghy to the resort for dinner.
After dinner we would sit outside and talk before separately retreating to our rooms for bed.
Overall we had great conversations, & lots of fun being active. I can't say a single bad thing about it. I am not the type to relax - managing two companies and my social life is a full-time job, so to be out in the middle of the ocean, off the coast of a Turkish island, with limited wifi -- I was forced to zen out.
After all of the drama this summer, this trip could not have come at a better time.
So Tuesday morning came and I flew back to Istanbul, waited a few hours and got on the flight back to the US. (sadddddd)
Upon arrival... the X factor was there to fetch me with my two cats. He dropped me at the airport and cat sat while I was away... My rationale was...cheaper than hiring my cat sitter, the cats love his house and he loves them -- and no need to pay for uber sooooo why not? He offered after all...
I also let him take me to a fancy dinner afterwards, but hey - that's not important BECAUSE while I was away he texted his mother... who said, "go ahead and build a future with her, just know we won't be a part of it." So no fancy dinner can erase that or all the shit that's happened this summer BUT a girls gotta eat, right?
Things haven't changed.
I told him, I finally agree that his parents will never change. And that is the sad reality of it all. He has to reconcile the fact that his parents love has conditions -- which is exactly what love shouldn't be.
I ask him how he will ever be able to look at them the same? He's signing up for a lifetime of sadness filled with happy moments. and once again, life should be happy with a few sad moments. It's all so self sacrificing. Yet again - I am thankful my parents are not lunatics.
So regarding him - I'm numb to it, same shit, different day - I am even tired of typing about it so I'm not going to.
Stay tuned for...
the rundown of my weekend packed with tinder dates + the dates that got eliminated + the ones that are on the roster for this week + the psych behind "ghosting".