Joy was on assignment for American Express and I got the opportunity tag along. (YAY MAJ TIME!!!) It was an incredible trip. There were moments of relaxation, mixed with work, altitude wooziness and non-stop laughter. Oh yes…there was also FOOD AND WINE.
But mostly, there was pause–pause from my everyday life. There was time to reflect on my life and what my current sense of home/place is. There was time to myself- something I don’t think I’ve had that in a really long time.
Ummm….I had 7 hours in a hotel room all to myself…with no one talking to me or needing anything from me.
HELLO, INTROVERT TIME. Sorry to rub it in but OMG IT WAS AMAZING.
Honestly, traveling is sometimes scary for me because I get anxiety about packing and getting to the airport on time. I get hung up on checking bags and not checking bags and then I always take a smaller suitcase to challenge myself to pack lightly but then I forget things… There’s a lack of control in traveling that’s both good and bad for someone like me. I’m a person who is early to the airport and loses my plane ticket every 5 minutes because I don’t put it back in the right pocket. Traveling is annoying and cumbersome at times, but being away from home and experiencing something new is so good for my soul. It’s important for me to step out of my comfort zone, so I can have a deeper appreciation of my everyday life. Being away makes me miss my routine. It also recharges my creativity, which is something I have been struggling with lately. So YAY, VACATION. Even more YAY that I was able to have girl time with my best friend.
This year I had Cooper sit down and write his own bucket list with me. We talked about the summer, about our intentions, and what we wanted to do. Hopefully we can get it all done this summer and add a few more things along the way. I always love going back and seeing what we did together as a family during the summer.
Outdoor movie nights
Read 2 Books (I’m open to suggestions!)
Trip to Tahoe
Make recipes with Cooper (excited because he actually wants to!!)
Make stop motion videos (with Cooper)
Go through Cooper’s closet (I need to purge!)
Cuddle cats (Ella’s sister will be coming home with us soon-squee!)