Travel Experience Part I: My First Solo Trip

My 1st Solo Trip_ Going Back Home Edition     

       Back in May I took a trip back to my hometown. Many of you may or may not know but I am from New York City. During my solo trip I got the chance to visit some family members and handle family business. For the FIRST time in a LONG time I had time to myself. I was away from my little one and my significant other for two weeks. On day one of my mini vacation I was planning how I was going to go visit all these different places and link up with as many people as I could until it hit me. It was like a light bulb went off in my head. I simply thought to myself that I can FINALLY get some uninterrupted sleep. Now don’t get me wrong on my “mommy break” I did go places and saw a few faces but I took advantage of what every mother especially with a little one always crave for which is uninterrupted sleep. During my visit the weather was pretty bad most of the time. On those days I lounged around the house, did my work and took advantage of the multiple naps I can NEVER get when I’m at home. When the weather was nice, warm, and beautiful I definitely went to the places I wanted to go to and took my time. Having the opportunity to move at my speed was such a relief. I even took my time doing my makeup! Those who are moms can definitely relate to the anxiety that overcomes us when we’re being rushed when all we need is a moment to catch our breath and take our time.

      Now many of who you don’t have kids may not understand where I coming from and I respect that. Some of you will probably say that I was boring for choosing to take naps rather than exploring. Some of you will probably say if that’s my prerogative then that’s okay too. Those who are mothers, entrepreneurs, working hard for the companies they work for you know what it means to lose sleep. Its when you get that one break you’ve been waiting for, you take advantage of sleeping, catching up on things you had to put to the side and the opportunity to take your time. I take absolute pride in being a working mom. I take pride in building my brand, expanding myself, and being the best mother I can be to my daughter. I also take pride in saying every now and then this mom could a use a good nap or three.

       If I can have unlimited wine, uninterrupted sleep, and unlimited cleaning services to come and clean my house I will be one happy mom! I will get there one day but in the meantime I’ll have to make due. With having little children running around sleep is limited and naps are practically nonexistent. Mothers have so much on our plates but let me make this disclaimer we’re not complaining because it was our choice to become parents in the first place. We’re simply asking you to put some respect on our sleep and naps. Needless to say I enjoyed my time seeing my family and friends but I definitely enjoyed my sleep as well. As humans we have to sometimes have to take that step back and say “I need to rest.” Now I have met plenty of people who use the saying “I can sleep when I’m dead,” or “There’s so much out there to see so why sleep.”  Although they hold some truth but there are some concerns and questions I have towards those statements. How much energy can you truly burn before it becomes difficult to maneuver and comprehend your surroundings? Aren’t you concerned for your health?  I say all of that to say this, remember to take care of yourself first so you can take can take advantage of what the beautiful things life has to offer and rest when your body tells you.

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