A couple of years ago, I was at wit’s end. I was depressed and anxious because I was having difficulty getting pregnant. Miles and I were not getting along very well, fighting like an old married couple. Basically, I just needed a break. A long break. I took a week to myself with no responsibilities, no time restraints or house work. I took the bus to spend the week at my mother in-law’s house in Virginia. She was working the whole week, so I had the place to myself. It was glorious. I sat and listened as the heavy rain beat against the green leaves outside the open windows. Wrote for hours. Napped. Ate. Walked outside when the rain stopped. It was thoroughly rejuvenating. When I returned to my regular life, Miles and I were friends again (for a week or so). I had been so relaxed that I got out of my body’s way. I was pregnant with Juniper.
Well, it’s been a while and I need that break again. Although my time in Virginia was relaxing, I’m looking for someplace new. Someplace that holds new sounds, smells and tastes. I won’t be able to go until the summer since Miles is in preschool now, so that gives me plenty of time to decide. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. It should be a place that has lots of quiet, but also safe for a woman to travel alone. It also has to be SUPER cheap. Tall order, I know.
I love my family more than I can ever put into words, but… mama needs a break.