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Our Vacation and the Importance of Chilling Out.

Its been a minute!!

I was on vacation and it was amazing. Carlos leaves for work in a little bit and we wanted to make sure we got some quality time  together before he leaves. I completely unplugged. I checked my email every 2 days, I barely called or texted anyone. It was great. So I have been MIA.

I didn’t have to cook dinner, or walk dogs, I was completely free and it felt great! Wanna know what else is funny? I missed it! There truly is no place like home and I love taking care of my boys. I couldn’t wait to get home and cook dinner while Aviry does his homework in the kitchen. I couldn’t wait to play with the dogs!  I couldn’t wait to do laundry! ( Thats a lie). But seriously thats one of the beauties of vacation. The chance to rejuvenate your mind and body, and put things into perspective. Carlos and I were also able to really connect and just focus on one another.  It truly was a great time.

It wanted to share why this vacation was so amazing and why it was so positive for our relationship.

Vegas

Carlos grew up in Vegas so we were able to spend time with his entire family. They are so welcoming and wonderful. It truly is a blessing to be able to see how much he is loved and to see how much he loves his family.

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Out and about exploring Las Vegas!

California

California was absolutely breath taking! Carlos rented a car and (bless his heart) drove all the way from Vegas to California! It was such a beautiful and relaxing drive. We arrive at this beautiful beach house!!!!

 

The ocean was literally at the back door it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! We ate good food, met amazing people, and had a great time.

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I have to take some time and really spend a moment on Carlos and how much he thinks about me how much he truly knows me. Vacations can either make or break relationships I think this vacation definitely helped solidify ours.

I really do appreciate how much Carlos takes time to take us on an adventure. He loves to go places we have never been and do things we have never done. I love that about him. If it means he’s going to be up all night on the internet coming up with all the things we should do he will do that. If it means we are hopping in three different Uber’s just to try and find the best place to get chicken at 2 o’clock in the morning that is what we will do! If it means driving an hour to get the worlds largest crab legs then that’s what we’ll do! I love how much fun I have with him.  Carlos will make friends with anyone he meets. I love how he doesn’t hold back his ability to make connections. His personality always enhances our vacations. Because of his personality we were able to get discounts on rental cars, hotel room upgrades and we even had a few drinks on the house at a few places we went.

Love can be scary. Especially today. I feel very fortunate and very blessed that I have a partner who knows me so well and truly cares about me I don’t know what the future holds but I do know that my future has Carlos in it.

Without this amazing vacation who knows when Carlos and I would have had some time to unwind. It’s unfortunate because millennial’s get such a bad rap for the quality of  our relationships. We spend so much time grinding we can forget to work on our relationships or even ourselves.   Our vacation really pointed out the fact that I / we don’t ever really slow down even when we think were slowing down were really not.

Millennial’s don’t have it the same as previous generations.

I urge all of my millennial parents and non-parents to really  take some time to slow down! It’s the same rat race and if it means that I can feel a little bit more strongly about love and the man who I know is my soulmate then it means I need to slow down. If it means that I hear Aviry’s laugh a little more clearly than I will slow down.

I honestly don’t know how long it would’ve been for Carlos and I to have moments together with us to just be still and not have to worry about the various day to day stuff.. I am so thankful for this trip because it showed us the importance of taking time to slow down each and every day.  I feel guilty when I am not doing something. I believe its an after effect of having Aviry young and not ever wanting to be a “bad mom”. I call bull. Aviry needs me to slow down! Its better for everyone that way.

I do know that I am now officially making it a priority to slow down and not feel guilty about it. If it means to take a 10 minute break or if it means to shut down for a day. I will make it a priority to slow down.

So if you catch me out and about running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Please guide me to a chair, hand me a cup of tea and play me sounds of the ocean.

 

 

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