We are home.
I could have enjoyed another day on our getaway. Another night in the hotel. Another afternoon in the pool.
I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would. I took enough. But I also put my camera down and just enjoyed myself, my kids, my husband.
I could tell you all the places we went and foods we ate and laughs we shared.
But as the trip got started, I realized that I wanted my focus to be only on my family, my relaxation, the true idea of a getaway.
The first thing I did was disconnect from my job. The recent increased work load and hours and stress. The endless e-mails and voice mails and meetings and phone calls.
I soon realized that I was still in a mindset that wasn't letting me be fully present. I was still thinking about the things we were doing that I was going to share. If we had great service somewhere, I thought about tweeting or psoting on Facebook. If something was a disppointment, I thought about how I was going to post...
And then I stopped. I had to disconnect from thinking like a blogger. It was strange, for sure. I'm always thinking about how I can share something, I'm always forming words in my head that I will type out later.
I love it. I really like sharing things and writing things. I enjoy the perspective that blogging has brought.
Disconnecting from it was difficult. It was necessary. It was refreshing.
Blogging had started to become more of a chore. Something on my list that I had to get done.
I needed our getaway to disconnect from work. That was the driving force.
Turns out, it wasn't a getaway that I needed.
It was a Get-Back-To.
I needed to get back to enjoying my kids. I needed to get back to connecting with my husband. I needed to get back to enjoying writing.
I'm back. I'm back to feeling like myself again. And that's a great feeling!