I am officially en route on my first ‘real’ trip leaving Avery since she was born. I walked out the door this morning with a smile on my face, but with tears inside. As soon as I got inside the car to go to the airport, I let the tears fall down my face. I knew I needed to get them out so that I could relax and try to have a good time while I am gone.
As I sat in silence on the way to the airport, I realized that this was the first time in a long time that I have really experienced the sound of something other than kids. The sound (or lack thereof) of silence is quite eerie when you aren’t used to it. I know that these next three days that I am away from my girls is an opportunity that won’t come around often, so I need to make sure to take full advantage of it. Alone time is rare once you become a mom. As I sit here on my six hour flight, with time only to focus on myself, I knew that I need to make the best of it.
Whether you get an hour to yourself during the day, or three days like I am getting, make sure to use these tips to optimize your time alone.
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