*Taps Mic* Is this thing on? Is anyone out there? Aye DJ turn my headphones up. Alright, now I hear yall. Ya girl is back! I missed my friends. How’s it going? It’s been a lot of life lived since the last time we talked. I’m not sure where to start. ALL LIES! Nothing has changed around here, you know I start thangs off with a story. Alright boom, check it.
For Christmas, we drove to MN to spend the holiday with family. On the drive back to TN, I had plenty of time to think. I thought about how 2020 felt pretty flat. We were (still are) working from home with two babies while trying to navigate life during a pandemic. One day I might write about it, but now I feel still too close to it. When someone would ask how we’re doing, I’d say, “the girls are alive and we’re still married. At first, it was a joke, but the more I thought about it, that’s how we were living life. So, while driving back from MN I came up with three ideas that would add the color back to our lives.
Idea number one is something simple, yet helps us to relax, relate, release. On the weekends we take turns on sleeping in. Last weekend I was able to sleep in on Sunday. I can’t believe it took me 15 months to think of something so simple yet impactful.
Idea number two is what I’m going to talk to yall about today. We’ve decided that each month one of us gets a day to themselves. It started as we should take turns each month staying at a hotel, and morphed into “if there’s something you need to do you have a whole day to do it”.
We agreed that I would go first. A few weeks ago, Ant packed a covid friendly care package, I packed a small suitcase and drove 20 minutes to a hotel. I text a few friends and they hyped me up. I have a friend named Ashley that is the ultimate hype woman! I’ve never seen anyone do it better.
If you’ve read some of my blogs, then you know expectations are really big to me. I had expectations to do certain things while I was there. I didn’t do those things, and I didn’t give a d***. I took the time to get my Whitley Gilbert on and was able to relax, relate, release. Nothing more, nothing less. It was simply time I needed to recharge.
Although January was a month for me to “just be”, March is the month I want to dive deeper while on my getaway. I’m not sure what that dive will look like, but I know it will present itself to me. *Adds this to my prep therapy email for my Wednesday session.* I send my therapist an email a day or two before a session to lay out what I’d like to discuss/unpack.
What are some Nashville area hotels I need to hit during my getaways? There’s so much more I want to say to yall, but I can’t blog about things I’m still tackling. This blog is like the song “So Good” from Destiny’s Child “Writing’s On The Wall” album. You like it and can bop your head to it, but it’s not YOUR song. I had to get my feet wet again with this one so thanks for sticking in there with me.
Comment, and let me know three things you’re working on
Things I’m working on
- Letting someone go completely
- Knowing Truth Tuesday is needed
- Being intentional
Until next time loves…