Sometimes you just need to get away to remind yourself how lucky you are

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. ♥️




19 Replies to “Sometimes you just need to get away to remind yourself how lucky you are”

  1. It looks like summer! I had the same moment the other day – a quiet walk around the park while the family was playing at the playground. Breath. Know you are part of a wonderfully beautiful world. And for a moment be at peace! Lovely post.

  2. That’s funny, You went 3 hours east and I went 3 hours west for the exact same reason! I needed to recharge as well and went to Ocean Shores. Getting my pictures together for a post that will be a lot like yours (except there is no hubby or super cute little girl in mine!). Another thing to feel lucky about-the sun is out today! Have a great one 🙂

    1. Haha that is funny! Ocean shores is beautiful too. I just REALLY needed some sun, and Chelan delivered! I’m glad you were able to get some time to relax too♥️

  3. Good for you for taking a few minutes to feed your soul! It made me stop and reflect on my own crazy life right now. It looks like a very relaxing spot and your little lady is beautiful! 💜👍🏼

  4. We too had the same, did a quick getaway for meditation this weekend. We loved it. These small breaks are so important for a family like yours and us.

    It’s demanding, but it’s worth to spare time from our busy time for ourselves.

    Thanks for sharing your personal account. Which was so relatable.

    1. Yes I agree, families can get so caught up in the day to day that you forget to breathe sometimes! I’m glad you guys were able to get away for a little relaxation too!

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  6. I love your post moms and dads sometimes get drawn away for there kids if you come to my web site I have posted some thing make shore you go down and read and I have written about my dog he is crazy

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