If left to our own devices, my husband and I would work all day, every day. We both possess a “there’s always something to accomplish” mentality, whether it be an upcoming deadline for me, a client meeting for him or an overdue household project waiting in the wings. While it’s nice to accomplish tasks, this kind of behavior shifts the focus away from the two most important people in our lives, our children.
It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot this year…the importance of slowing down and savoring time with our kids. The last thing in the world I want is my kiddos thinking I’m physically attached to my laptop. (Although sometimes it definitely feels like I am…)
When Westin Hotels & Resorts offered to send my family to Hawaii for an extended weekend, I jumped at the chance. 3 days of sunshine, beaches, and most importantly, no excuses. Let Operation Slow Down commence!
View from our balcony at the Westin Maui.
Oh my goodness, what a difference 3 days makes. Rest, relaxation, fun, and most importantly, reconnecting as a family. I’ve got lots of photos and stories to share, as well as tons of tips in regards to packing for a tropical vacation, traveling with kids, and focusing on your own wellness. All in due time, though, as I’m knee deep in sandy laundry today.
Until next week, Aloha!