I have been caught up in the world wide web.
Last week, I found that my brain and body finally said “ENOUGH”!
We ALL need to take time to rest, to re-charge.
My body, actually my face, said, “Enough is enough” and shut down, literally. They call it Bell’s Palsy. I had never heard of it. When I mentioned it to people I got common responses.
“My brother had that for six months! My sister has that.”
Come to find out, the bug man’s brother still has it and it has been a year.
Bell’s Palsy is a virus many of us carry, but stress seems to stir it on. I thought until now, “I thrive on stress!”
Two real estate closings and a major city event I was taking charge of later (The first ever Bark in the Park with the REALTORS Association) has changed my thinking!
There are so many things that tug at us day after day. We have to sift through the important ones and learn to say NO. I am saying this to myself as much as you.
So this year, as my daughter graduates from high school, I am accompanying her on her senior trip to a destination with NO phone service, NO internet and no deadlines. Just sand, surf and relaxation (as much as can be done with teenagers!).
On the flight home I am praying to come back refreshed, with clarity on the next step for me here in this busy world.
I wear many hats, a mom to three, loving the arts, craving the ink on the page and enjoying real estate here in Tuscaloosa and my column with Druid City Living Newspaper about Lake Living.
A special love I have for the state of Alabama I am planning on sharing in a new Blog Post each week for ALABAMA WOMEN BLOGGERS as their SWEET HOME ALABAMA Coordinator.
Yes, I know, to you it sounds like I am not planning on slowing down at all, but I can assure you, I will be picking the projects I love and that have meaning.
For your TO DO List as summer and kids and busy schedules try to seep in….
1) Carve in some time with your kids that enriches YOU as well,
2) Make a date night with your hubby once a week if possible (or yourself),
3) Take time to soak in a hot tub with lavender, some bath salts and YOUR favorite music (music does soothe the soul),
And every morning…wake up THANKING GOD for the blessings.
I am thinking him that my lesson only lasted a few hours and that I was healed…more on that later!
Have a BLESSED summer!