Have you ever been driving to your kid’s school or your parent’s house, and without thinking, you just ended up at your destination? You don’t really remember the journey, because you drove in a daze and appeared there? That’s when you know it’s time to shake it up a bit.
We get in Life’s “Rut” taking the kids to sports and ballet, running to the same grocery store, the same office, making the same 5 meals and wondering: How did we get here? It’s time to “Jump the Curb” girls. Get out of Life’s “Rut” and challenge ourselves to think outside the box.
My husband has traveled to NY on business, for years – and I never go, because . . . who’s gonna keep 4 kids for 4 days? Besides, you’d spend hours pulling together medical information, school projects, little Henry has to be at baseball on Thursday, you know the gist. It’s more work to pack and make lists, find baby sitters, write down “what-if” scenarios that will probably never happen and the list goes on.
But I did it. I bit the bullet and wrote it all down, made all the arrangements and flew to NY for a weekend of adventure with my hubby. And the return on the investment was priceless. It was worth all the work. As I walked through Times Square, I felt liberated. I found the “Fun Girl” again, that lives life “off the cuff”, not worrying about changing diapers or making dinner.
My husband found his “girlfriend” again. We dated that weekend and it was fun to hold hands and just go back in time to the way it use to be, without a million responsibilities.
On Friday, my husband went into the office, which gave me a day to myself to wonder the streets. I got up early, went to NBC Studios, picked up standby tickets and hoped for the best. To be honest, I was nervous to leave the hotel, navigating all the streets, looking for buildings and entrances, all by myself. But if I had not done it, I would have missed a day of adventure.
Instead of watching Dr. Oz on TV, I got to see him in person. And that made for a fun story. “Jumping the Rut of Life” is free-ing and fulfilling and will go along way, in taking care of your kids. It’s makes you a better provider, heck, a better person for that matter.
It’s fun to let it all go and find your “core self” again. Repeat this: I’m Free to Be ME!!!!!!!
So when you’re up to your neck in mommy duties and you need a break, big or small “Jump Out of the Rut.” Find yourself! In doing so, you’ll gain liberation on your journey to adventure.