I am sure you have heard a million people tell you that parenting is hard, and it is.
But the truth is, sometimes life itself is hard, no assistance needed. I am sure that no one reading this has a perfect life, and Im not the only one that has ran into times where life just kinda sucks.
Well, I am going through one of those times where life has me down, and I think the normal life stress of being an adult/parent/working mom just compounds this feeling just a little bit more for me.
When I get down like this, my soul needs the chance to get away and reset. Plus, living in the PNW the winter/spring is a notoriously hard time of year on the grounds that the sun just doesn’t want to shine out here just yet.
Luckily not only does my hubby get me, but he needs some blue skies and sunshine in his life as much as I do, so we threw together a spur of the moment road trip to lake Chelan… about a 3 hour drive from home that is guaranteed to score us 10+ degree hotter temps than at home.
We made sure to book a hotel on the waterfront with relaxing views, and a heated pool and hot tub made the cut too (YES!).
We only had a quick 24 hours to spend our here, but gosh was it worth the trip!
We woke up to clear blue skies, which soon turned into warm breezes. We went swimming at the hotel TIWCE, much to the pleasure of my toddler.
But, the best part was that my husband knew I needed some time to myself. Not the weekend, not hours… just a second or two where I could relax and rest my mind. They went swimming in the pool, while I got to have a little time laying out in the sun, and even ducked away for a few minutes to soak in the hot tub in silence. These moments were all I needed to remind myself of why I am lucky, and why, despite what tough times may come, life is good.
I am lucky to have a hubby who gets me. Who knows I am far from perfect, but still loves me for who I am.
I am lucky to have a beautiful daughter, who has enough fire in her soul to light the sun.
I am lucky to live in a beautiful state, where we are just a short drive away from blue skies just like this.
I am lucky to be able to travel with my daughter. To show her how beautiful the world is at such a young age.
I am lucky to be a mom.
I am lucky to be a wife.
I am lucky to live a life where I feel alive.
I guess all it takes is some time to relax and some perspective, but this getaway was just what I needed. I expect there are many other restless souls out there just like mine, who find comfort in some sunshine and a reminder of what you have in life that makes you whole. ♥️