I took an entire week off from life. The girls were on vacation with my parents, I took the week off from work, and I did very very little. There were multiple days when I didn't leave my house and at least a day where I spoke to no one. It was awesome!
Someone asked if I started to go a little stir crazy at the end of it. Um...no. I'm sure if there was never anything to do, I would, but I knew that this was a rare opportunity to take a vacation from pretty much everything, so I took full advantage of it.
There were days when I didn't start my car. There were days when I didn't get dressed.
I thought I might end up doing more. I thought I might post, but I didn't feel like it. I thought I'd catch up on reading blogs, but I didn't feel like it. I thought about catching up with friends either in person or on the phone, but I didn't feel like it. I didn't even feel like napping or drinking! I just felt like sitting on my couch, watching mindless TV and playing Words with Friends mindlessly.
Now I'm back, and you know what? That's okay, too. I was happy to see the girls again, and I'm so glad that I have a job where I didn't hate coming back to work. The girls are back in school, I'm back in school, and all of that is okay, too.
It may seem too all or nothing for one who named her blog It's All About Balance, but that's just the thing.
I'm always about balance. I needed to drop everything at once, and have that be okay for a few days. And it was.