I’ve been on the road since February 10th and originally I intended to stay plugged in. With work, with my blogging, reading blogs and social media in general. And then DH and I had a difficult yet necessary counseling session in the morning, before we all boarded a flight to more tropical climes.
Traveling with children is challenging, yet rewarding. Traveling with a child that has special needs is the same. Ok, maybe a tad more challenging but the rewards are worth it. That said, realizing that I don’t know when or if we will travel as a family again, I made the deliberate decision to unplug, as much as possible and be in each moment. Whether it was as a family or one on one with DH or one of the kids. Frankly, I was exhausted; the new career change has proven to be a much harder ramp than I expected, marriage counseling continues though we seem to be at a stalemate, the oldest is fielding college acceptances and declines left and right, my treatments are starting up again etc. In other words, real life is just that real life.
Plugging back in, completely, has proven to be difficult. The sheer volume that all of us must deal with on a daily basis is staggering. The backlog in my work inbox looks as if I’ve been off-grid for months instead of 2-weeks! Even my wordpress “blogs I follow” list is a bit intimidating. Though I am anxious to catch up with those that I follow regularly-I’ve missed the community.
Missed you too!
Take care of yourself and only plug back in as much as you have to! Welcome home! With all this snow and cold right now, a tropical destination, even with all the traveling challenges, sounds heavenly!
I can definitely understand the overwhelming feelings that can arise when ‘plugging’ back in after a time away! Sometimes I feel like I’m hanging onto the tail of a horse as she gallops through life….May you find strength through the community!
Welcome back isme – I always miss you when you are absent. I hope your treatments aren’t too hard on you, and I hope you really enjoyed your break. x
Don’t worry about my blog… it’s all boring “ooohhhh tony is so great” stuff 😉
Glad to have you back!