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Like most moms, I had a crazy-busy holiday season. Between buying presents, baking, selling Origami Owl, writing my gift guide, and preparing my holiday blog posts, I was totally exhausted by the time Christmas Eve rolled around. During Christmas break, I decided not to blog for the 10 days, and it was a well-deserved vacation. But, when New Year’s Day had past, and the kids returned to school, I was still stressed and was completely unmotivated to start working again. A snow storm the second day the kids returned to school didn’t help.
I was definitely in a funk.
Thankfully, I had booked a cruise vacation for my family for Martin Luther King weekend, which was also my 40th birthday. I flew down to Florida with my family and met a few friends down there. We boarded the Disney Dream for a quick 3-day cruise.
Going on a cruise is such a “break” from life. Since it’s expensive to have cell or WiFi coverage at sea, I completely unplugged for almost three days. Completely. I got to enjoy my family without distraction. And since all of our meals were taken care of, I didn’t stress about what to eat or where to eat.
I got the clarity I needed. I could see what was so obviously in front of me, but clouded by the buzz of daily life.
I realized that I was spinning my wheels doing things that I didn’t enjoy and that didn’t propel me forward. Once I got back home and into my routine, I wrote down all of my important goals. Now, when I make the decision whether or not to do something, I look back at those goals and see if they are aligned. As a result I changed up the focus of this blog a bit, and cut back on work activities that didn’t involve my family. It’s been a much happier year!
Have you ever found a moment of clarity?
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