It took three years but we finally did it…and if it wasn’t for a wonderful daughter, it might still be waiting to occur.
What am I talking about? I am talking about a GIRL’S WEEKEND/GET AWAY complete with accommodations, lovely weather, great restaurants, incredible conversation and more laughter than my sides could handle.
Here’s how it happened…in November I received a phone call from a dear friend’s daughter saying she wanted to give her mother a special Christmas present. She wanted to fly her to me and then send us on a little get away so she (and I) could de-stress and relax. What a great daughter, huh?
So we put our heads together and came up with a plan. The gift was received with great joy and enthusiasm and dates were set. And, like all good plans, it went awry. With great disappointment our first scheduled weekend had to be changed but after a few phone calls we came up with a new weekend and location.
I just got home after 72 glorious hours of rest, renewal and relaxation. As we met people on our ‘holiday’ and told them about what we were doing, we heard over and over “Oh, how lucky you are” or “I need something like that so badly” or “What a great idea wish I could do that”.
And to that I say ‘JUST DO IT’. Make the commitment. Make the phone calls. Make a plan and DO IT.
It has been three years since we had last seen each other. Three years goes by quickly and it is still a long time without laying eyes on someone who speaks to my spirit, connects with my thoughts, and understands me. So much can happen in three years. We are fortunate that we were able to still be here for each other, to refresh our friendship and renew our connection.
And we have made the commitment to do this at least twice a year and hopefully, quarterly if we are really motivated from now on.
- When was the last time you had a get away with someone important to you?
- When was the last time you laughed, ate and talked til you were truly sated?
- When was the last time you made plans with a dear friend simply to feed your soul and rest your weariness?
Been a while? Then, my dear, busy, stressed out, amazing women who read this blog, JUST DO IT!
(And before you begin to make a lot of excuses…it doesn’t have to be expensive, your family will survive one weekend without you, work will be there when you return…and you will return a more relaxed, energized, and productive wife, mother, employee, and overall woman because you took time for yourself.)