There were days when I dreamed of taking a mom break, I never thought about following through and making my break a become a reality. However, as days waned on I realized I needed a few days where I could hear myself think and reflect on my life thus far. I went to my husband and shared with him my desire to take a vacation, alone, in order to have some quality time with myself. Reluctantly, he agreed. I love my family immensely; in fact, after I booked my trip, I had butterflies in my stomach from anxiety about leaving them behind. But in my heart I new now was the best time for me to take a journey for self-reflection.
My husband and I traveled together to drop our children off with my family who watched them while I traveled. We enjoyed each other before I gathered all of my courage, brushed away my fears and boarded a plane bound for Hawaii. A sense of relief swept over me, I welcome this ten-day trip to connect spiritually and emotionally.
My desire to accomplish a few of my personal dreams was now in full effect after many years of uneasy complacency. While on-board the plane for my 10 hour flight, I took time to reflect on my most recent accomplishments. I then began to draft my plans for taking new steps to achieve future goals.
Here are a list of my reflections:
- In order to succeed, let go of complacency
- Master what you do best
- Iron-out character flaws
- Encourage and uplift others
- Determine your own motivators
- Identify and start achieving life goals
- Step out on faith and go for it
- Traveling is best when it’s a firsthand experience
- Dreams aren’t just for mental pictures, they make great photographs.
- Life is meant to be enjoyed
While away, I have realized, that when you life your entire life caters to others, you will never find joy. Being able to take a mom destination to enjoy life is very important to make sure that the current life I am living aligns with the dreams I have for myself. Self is not a dirty word; instead is important for us to be aware of our own personal needs as a mom so we can achieve a balanced life and give our family our love at it’s best.
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