Home Sweet Home

There were some pretty awesome storms when I was home! Beautiful, rainy days.I got to spend some time at home a couple of months ago. My parents went on a trip and wanted someone there to watch the dogs. Since I have the freedom to travel, they bought me a ticket and I spent 2 much-needed weeks in my hometown. It was a last minute decision, so I had no plans other than getting some work done, having some alone time, and seeing friends and family.

I am the such a believer in the power of a little down-time. Going home, especially when I am alone, is a time for meditation, self-discovery, and a time to reset. Whenever I spend a good chunk of time on my own, I find that I come out of that time thinking more clearly than ever. This particular trip was especially good for me. There has been so much going on lately and so many changes. I feel like my whole world took a 180 in a matter of weeks. And although all of the changes are great, it can be hard adjusting to so much in a short period of time.

Here is a list of what I learned from being home:

  1. You are never too old to go back home and pretend you are 10 years old again.
  2. Rest is good – Never feel guilty for taking time to yourself.
  3. Reading is fun – Find a good book and read in the morning.
  4. Dogs really are man’s best friend.
  5. Spending time alone to think about your life, the people in it, and the blessings you have been given is such an important thing to do.
  6. Journal… it clears your mind of worries, and you have all of your thoughts on paper if you should forget how you truly feel about something.
  7. It’s okay to keep a flashlight and something heavy by your beside table to fight off any bad guys, because you still get scared in the dark.
  8. You are never too old for a sleepover.
  9. Looking at old scrapbooks, journals and photo albums can bring back some really great memories, and spark an idea for something new and unexpected.
  10. Family is the glue that holds your life together. Never take them for granted. Always love them unconditionally.

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