On Needing A Break and Doing Things Differently

It’s 9am and it already feels like half the day has gone by.

I’ve dropped Lilly off at preschool and usually around this time I’m rushing back home to catch up on housework, or running errands, or going off to lend my husband a hand with our business. Today though, I’ve decided to do something different.

I’ve realized recently that I’m always tired, always exhausted, and I never have time to do anything for myself. Being in the last trimester of my second pregnancy isn’t exactly helping with the whole exhaustion thing, but it’s more than that. I need a break, and I’ve realized that with a baby coming soon, This is probably the only time I’ll get to take that break.

So currently, I’m sitting at Panera Bread with a freshly brewed hot chocolate and a brand new book and this is where I’ll stay till it’s time to pick Lilly up from preschool.

The laundry can wait.



Life nowadays is full of hustle and bustle, nonstop noise of one kind or another. There’s nothing wrong in that of course, life would be extremely boring if it was quiet all the time and nothing happened. That being said though, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing….

So yes, today I do not want the noise. Today I need some peace and quiet so my mind can recuperate and my body can break itself out of the always tensed for action mode it seems to be in. Today I want no noise, no hustle and bustle, no loudness. Today all I want is my bubble of quietness, at least for a little while.