I returned from my mini-midwest solo road trip today. On my way home from Nebraska, I stopped in Iowa to grab dinner and spend the night at my brother’s dorm (brave, I know). I worked through his spring break and since I don’t live at home, I didn’t get to see him much. It was good to have uninterrupted sib time in his element. Alas, he had an 8 am class, so I was on the road by 7:30. I got home around 12. To an empty house.

Sigh. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and my bed is comfy. I unpacked, deep cleaned my living space, and then laid down in bed for a luxurious nap. Pools of sun collect right at the edge of my bed, and I relished the warmth as I drifted off to sleep. I slept for about 20 mins, took a LONG shower to wash the feeling of car off of me, and then I slipped on a robe and got back into bed. I never lounge like this. It’s not a part of my personality. I don’t relax well- I feel as if my time is being wasted and I could be more productive. I let that all fall to the side and I relaxed into comfortable, warm, drowsy bliss. It was everything I needed and then some. I feel relaxed and happy and much more ready to tackle the rest of the day. Back in the car & off to mom’s for dinner. I guess taking some tiny breaks for myself is okay every now and then. Feeling recharged and much less crabby after spending 16 hours in the car in 3 days. 🙂



First year, second grade teacher!

5 thoughts on “bliss

  1. It sounded like you needed a day of rest and “bliss”. Isn’t that what vacation is for? What is wrong with us teachers? Many of us talk about “down time” as a bad thing. I think it’s part of our DNA. I am so happy for you. Enjoy the rest of the vacation! Thank you for sharing!


  2. Down time is a luxury, but often viewed as a negative. Like we are being lazy or wasteful with our time. I am glad you took the time for yourself, and you may notice you will be even more productive in the days that follow because of that down time! Enjoy the rest of your break 🙂


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