In my work place, I consider myself to be very lucky with the amount of vacation time that I have. I am also very lucky that (knock on wood) my family rarely has sick days or have any other pressing appointments that can’t be juggled outside of work hours.
As a full-time working mom and having a daughter in middle school, the summer is always a sensitive time in regards to where she will go while I am at work and making sure that her summer is fun. Sure, I could have her go to every camp under the sun, but I also want her summer to be filled with time with her mom and little adventures that she will talk about forever
Have you ever driven long distances and funneled through every station and every song on your playlist and still long for something, just anything to fill your soul. I love music and I really do enjoy singing in the car where no one judges my off key but there has been a longing of needing something more fulfilling.
We all know that time of the day when it comes around. You know, that time when chocolate nor coffee gives you a pick me up, the afternoon slump! ((I see you all nodding your heads))
It is then, in that moment, the thoughts of 5 p.m. start to consume you. Your mind drifts to what your evening plans are, or what the weekend looks like. The mental check out begins!!! You don't WANT to be this person, but alas, you don't know any other way to be.
There is another way!
You can probably tell that I have taken some time. I had to..... and here's why:
Sometimes in the deepest wake of my depression, I can pull it together and muscle through the courage to write inspiring posts. Not lately and still not now, so....
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