I feel reconnected. Reconnected to Steve, to myself, to our kids and even the dog. We had a wonderful weekend away. It is amazing how 36 hours can make such a difference. Burlington, VT was the spot of our getaway. The weather was beautiful, very cool (like winter jacket cool), but crisp and bright. I read two books on the drive to and from. One confirmed some philosophies that I have been tossing around lately and reminded me of lessons I have learned over the years. About two weeks ago, I started talking to Steve about the state of things. Told him that I just want to choose happiness everyday. I think it is that simple. One of the books, The Traveler's Gift, spoke of this as one of seven lessons we should learn. It was a powerful and impactful read. The words I have been tossing around were right there as if the universe is saying, "Yep, you are on the right track." The other book is Marley & Me. My eyes are red and puffy as I sit here typing because I just cried so much. Funny how a dog can influence a life so much. If you are a dog lover, this book is a must read. It was great to see my baby's faces and hear their little voices again!
I haven't scrapped a thing in a week now and I am soo okay with that. I needed a little break and actually hope to find a little bit more balance with it all. Want it to be a release and not another source of stress. Plus, little breaks add up to more creativity!
Hope you all had a great weekend too!