Dear Honey Run Guests,
The beauty of the Holmes County countryside continues to amaze me daily. I moved to The Inn the day I closed on the purchase, and I was in culture shock for the first ninety days. Leaving the city and all the trappings of urban life caused a jolt to my system. Eight years later I would not have traded a moment of this new life. Instead of running from store to store or entertainment venue to entertainment venue, I now take a walk through the forest, or I sit and listen to the wildlife. Instead of sirens and traffic in the evening, I now listen to the owls communicating from tree to tree. I watch the sheep enjoy the cool of the evening as they head out of the barn to get their fill of the fresh growth in the pasture. I watch my Amish neighbors cultivate their gardens and work their fields in preparation of the fall harvest. This lifestyle is certainly different from the city, but different is good.
The generic statement we throw around about finding a life balance and slowing down to “smell the roses” is often used and rarely observed. Life was meant to be enjoyed. Each moment is temporary, and our life experience is made up of millions of these single moments, many lasting only seconds. Challenge yourself to do one of the hardest things for an American to do, slow down. Stop, listen to the birds, watch the wind sway the treetops, and reward your soul with some forest therapy.
I hope you allow yourself to fill a few of those seconds with a peaceful retreat to The Inn at Honey Run. I promise if you allow yourself to stop and be, you will not be disappointed.
Your aiming-for-life-balance Innkeeper,