Coming back from vacation is always tough. I had 4 blissful days to relax and be selfish. Of course I checked in with my family every day and made sure that everyone was being taken care of, but then I got to enjoy 4 days in the sun with amazing friends and music; all of my favorite things. Having the break to have “me” time was exactly what I needed. It allowed me to decompress and reset my intentions.
That relaxed good mood “me” lasted about 48hrs and then normal life settled back in – mommy, wife, daughter, and nurse. The redundancy of daily activities and responsibilities began to show its face again. Not that my life is anything to complain about. I have more than I need. I have my health. I have many blessings to appreciate and I have my own struggles like everyone else. It’s just vacation mode “me” needed to change back to real life “me”.
It would be terrible to have been away and then come back to a disgruntled husband and bratty kids, which was not the case at all. Brian was wonderful with the help of our family in taking care of the girls. Both Ume and Violet were happy to see me but also excited to share how fun their weekend was. Ume graciously waited for me to come home before having Brian pull out her first loose tooth because her “person” tooth was coming in. I would have been so sad if I missed this milestone. It was a relief to know that I can be away for a few days and the house didn’t burn down or the kids didn’t become teenagers.
All in all my break away was a win for all of us. My patience meter readjusted to have more tolerance and I am able to enjoy my family even more. Brian had a chance to spend some quality dad time with the girls and also got to breakaway to take care of some business. The girls had a chance to miss me and appreciate what I do for them.
It has been an adjustment for me this week to ease back into normality. I am reading a bunch of articles and watching YouTube videos about Coachella and already planning for next year. It is my one big ladies trip tradition that I work towards each year. It is nice to have something to look forward to in the future that is already set. I am super thankful that I get to go!