For many of us moms, vacation isn’t really a vacation! It may be a vacation from school for our kids and vacation from work for our spouse, but that often means more work for us. Do you need a vacation from this vacation?
Still, I am grateful for Fridays.
For about 500 miliseconds when I realize it’s a Friday, I think – wow, yay, a Friday! That means a weekend! And time to…
And then reality hits.
I haven’t really had a relaxing weekend since I had my son over 5 years ago! Weekends were just like any other day before he went into daycare… And then they were even harder!But, since I have almost 40 years worth of being excited about weekends, the excitement hasn’t quite been the victim of reality yet.
We are in the mindst of winter vacation. For many of us moms, vacation isn’t really a vacation! It may be a vacation from school for our kids and vacation from work for some of our spouses, but that often means more work for us. Do you need a vacation from this vacation?
I’ve been spending this vacation “investing time” in organizing the house. This is not a strength of mine. Our house was actually so out of control that I hired a home organizer. She’s awesome (Jill Robson, for anyone close to me in Guelph who wants a recommendation for someone terrific). And I’m trying to see it as an investment in time for the future. We couldn’t hire someone to come clean when there were no visible surfaces, so that might be one way it will save time and stress in the future.
I have a lot of projects on the go, and I’m really gearing up to launch several things this next quarter, including a new website, a podcast, and at least one book.
Things are coming together, and I’m glad that I can find a bit of time to breathe during the holiday, and spend a bit of time with my family too. I’ve purposely spent less time on social media and online in general. But still, I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things when this vacation is over!
How about you? Are you enjoying a relaxing holiday time? Maybe you’re already back at work?
Or maybe you also need a bit of a vacation from this vacation!