As the oldest daughter of four girls, I learned early the act of disappearing. A skill that has kept my sanity in tact (well, at least to the point I haven’t been committed yet) as a mother of a small tribe (5) and in my ‘day’ job working with the serve emotionally impaired. As a side note here, it’s the administration that stress me more than the kids. But anyway I have found that there are times I need to escape for a few moments.
Some of my favorites…
I’m very lucky and live less than a mile from one of the Great Lakes– yay me!!!
This well-worn path leads from my backyard to a local ice cream shop – which since starting my diet it has become overgrown with weeds.
Of course, there are times I can’t go to the beach or walk for an ice cream. For those, I have a playlist on my phone. I select the one and listen to a couple of songs. If I’m really stressed – again this would usually be related to one of the administrators in my job – I take a fifteen minute break and write a murder scene ;). The psychologist where I work has warned me about telling people of this – so shhhhhh.
What are some of your favorite escapes?