I need to take a month off from my life, go to a tropical island, and sip mojitos in my hammock while the barmy breeze kisses my skin, while my personal chef feeds me delicious meals and.....
Ok. Back to my life.
I know when I start having this little fantasy I am tired.
And I know when I dream of this I need to take time off.
But although I am going to take a week off at the end of September, taking off to my tropical island isn't possible. And with a family of five, impractical.
Luckily school breaks for the holidays today + for me at least there is a nice break from the daily hustle an bustle.
Holidays means lazy mornings in out jimjams, no tears during the hair styling, no rushing around for appointments + activities + breakfast that is something other than cold cereal.
Sometimes I just want to hang out on the couch and sleep but I totally know what I am like if I'm not in the studio regularly.
I become a snarky bitch.
The girls + Mr Mac call it the Mama Dragon. (There has to be a painting in there some where!!)
So I dragged my weary self to the studio + started to paint.
|'STARS IN THE CLOUDS'|
Water colour Journal Page.
Funnily enough once I emerged from my hole, I was totally and completely energised again.
So although I can't take the month long holiday on the beach sipping mojitos that is my fantasy, I need to find some other ways of taking tiny little vacay's during my week.
Things like enjoying the warmer weather on my verandah with a great book, or going up to the 'rents house to 'borrow' their spa bath, or taking my camera out and taking photos of all the little things that I can find. Making my own mojitos + swinging in the hammock out the back.
Things that I used to do in another life, (pre kids), but seem to have slipped right down to the bottom of my list of things to do.
Maybe it's time to move them back up the list.
What about you? What do you do to give yourself a boost, or a mini vacay from your week? I would love to hear how your recharge + relax. Please share your stories with us!
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