It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had a vacation – a real vacation. Some time last year I drove the couple of hours to Tennessee and enjoyed a weekend alone semi-exploring the area, but I long for a seven day or longer getaway to an all-inclusive resort. Well, that’s not gonna happen this week either, but I am enjoying my holiday off from the children who are staying with their father this week while they’re out of school.
What’s great about this week is it’s about me. I go to bed and rise when I want, I eat meals at odd hours of the day and stare at the TV. I’ve started my Spring cleaning and I don’t have to worry about anyone else tripping over the mess that results from cleaning. For instance, I rearranged my closet, which resulted in getting rid of a lot of things and that caused their to be stuff laying around. It’s about what I want to do.
That is definitely important in this woman’s world because as an individual with chronic health issues I have to remember to spend time resting, not worrying and in general taking care of myself. That is self love. Read more about my self love journey when you get a chance.
Instead of moping about wishing for more money to travel or to do something special, I’m just enjoying the moment. Remember my motto? One day at a time. Sometimes I have to decide on one second or minute at a time, but either way I’ll live in the moment and enjoy my free time.
When the children return, I will not let their noise, complaints, pouting, whining or general irritants get to me. Right now, I’m going to make a mental note of this place, this moment in time. That way when I feel my nerves shriveling up I can mentally run to my Spring break at anytime.
I can do anything I want this week: paint my nails,
act silly or read a book… hmmm, let’s go for all of the above.