Vacation, Have to Get Away…

FullSizeRenderThere is a reason we take a break from our everyday life, step away and change scenery.  If you come back from a holiday unchanged, unmoved or unrefreshed, it wasn’t a proper vacation.  I have spent the last two and a half days in the Big Apple with my ten-year old son.


FullSizeRender-2My youngest asked me if he could play in Central Park.  I thought, “why not?”  I checked us into a very nice hotel on the south side of the park, with a park view.  I was going to do exactly what he wanted.  I had no agenda.  I made suggestions and gathered information to help him decide what would be interesting for him.  I gave up control.


We rented bikes and rode all over Central Park, took a harbor cruise to see Lady Liberty and visited The Museum of Natural History.  He ate a hot dog and ice cream from a cart on the street, and played in a CP playground. We got take out food,  room service pizza and rented movies.  We napped and were in the bed watching those movies very early.  We had a blast. We laughed and talked.

However, I felt like I had a sleeping disorder.  I kept falling asleep every time we went back to the room.  This morning my son said, “how are you still sleeping?” I thought about why I was so exhausted. Back in Atlanta, I have exhausted myself emotionally.  I have not been drinking alcohol and reduced my caloric intake quite a bit. I ate very healthy here in New Yawk and did not imbibe.  My calories were higher than what I have been consuming at home.  I needed this break.

My body reacted to no stress, no responsibilities and stepping back from an emotional situation that has affected my heart.  I spent very little time here in NY debating in my head, pondering what the outcome will be, what is going on with work and is my diet working.  I let it go. I had neural shutdown.

I am heading back home moved by just hanging with my baby, changed by my ability to give up control and refreshed by sleeping eighteen hours a day.  I love vacations, even short ones.  I so enjoy learning more about myself and growing.  AND…I love New Yawk.!

Tell me what’s going on in your life.  I want to hear from you.

Wishing you love, balance and peace!

Amore & Baci,

Just Steph