Now that life has returned to normal let’s start out on a positive note, shall we? None of this blah, blah I don’t want to work crap – no sir! Just positivity. I save all of my whining for Nate, he loves it.
When we walked in to our home on Saturday evening – it felt surreal. I was only gone for two weeks, but my house felt foreign and fresh. I could even smell the “new house” smell that I thought had gone away, and I love that smell. It’s so easy to get used to your home, your things, your life. Everything becomes routine until you don’t notice it any more, or you only notice what you want to change. Your house is just there, your closet full of clothes is just there, your decorations, your furniture, your husband, your family, your job, your pets. Until you just forget that any of it doesn’t have to be there.
Toward the end of vacation I started to get tired of being away from home. I love the beach and I long to be there so often, but I was ready to go and I couldn’t understand it. When we pulled into our drive way after a long 14 hour drive I realized that I had been craving so many simple things that only my home could provide. I just wanted to feel comfy, to have my space, to know that I wasn’t going to have to make three trips back and forth between the bathroom and the bedroom because I forgot one more thing I needed for my shower, after taking all of my clothes off of course! I just wanted to be at home with my husband – simply. I was so excited to get things back in their places that I unpacked my suitcase and did all of my laundry within the first few hours we were home. Yes, I have control and organizational issues – I like my stuff where it belongs! Haha.
I’m positive that everyone needs a fresh perspective now and then. I think a few weeks away from home made me realize how much I loved being able to visit my first home (Sebring) and the beach, but also how blessed I am here in the home I’ve built with my husband. I aim to wake up every morning grateful for the life I have – even if it’s routine and every day.