It’s not often that I get the chance to shelve all my responsibilities and take a break from life. When a girls trip to Healesville in the Yarra Valley came up, I jumped in with both feet and couldn’t wait to relax with the girls.
So there I am: blissfully driving away from my patch in suburbia in my Ford Kuga MKII, the anticipation of the weekend ahead rising in my stomach like bubbles. I slide the panoramic glass sunroof back let the breeze carry away all my cares. Belting out my fav Swifty song (’cause haters gonna hate – don’t judge) I pull up at the lights to a group of teenage boys laughing at me. They’re dancing along and giving me the thumbs up. Any other day, I’d shrink into my seat, kill the music and turn a nice shade of beetroot. Not today! I’m feeling too pumped to care so I return the thumbs up and continue slaughtering singing the song with a massive smile on my face.
As the weekend wears on, slowly I began to relax and find that piece of me that still exists hidden under all the other layers of expectations and responsibilities. The weekend away was exactly what I needed. Cruising around to check out wineries, the chocolate factory and unbelievable restaurants all with amazing company. Time to recharge my “mummy” batteries and unwind.
Sadly the weekend is over all too soon. On the way home I make one last stop at a beautiful lookout. It overlooks a reservoir and the view is spectacular. The mist is rising up and there is anticipation of rain in the air. I stop. I breathe in the fresh air. I enjoy the stillness of the moment. To me it feels like a stolen moment and I sit back and think life really was meant to be easy.
Before long, I’m catapulted back down the freeway and back to reality. The Adaptive Cruise Control makes the trip a breeze as thoughts of my wonderful weekend are still buzzing around my head.
Monday morning reality check and I’m doing the school run. My two boys are bickering in the backseat like only brothers can. Why does every Monday have to start like this? I think back longingly to the bliss of my girls weekend. That’s it! I slide the sunroof back, blast T-Swizzle through the speakers and in two seconds flat we were shaking it off and giggling our way to school.
Why not take some time out to go and find yourself? Steal a moment that’s just for you – go on, you deserve it!
You can read more about my girls trip to Healesville and see what we got up to HERE.
*FYI this post has been sponsored by Ford but all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words