For the first time since becoming a parent over 13 years ago, I have had the past week all to myself while my kids are at a week-long camp. My husband had to work so I thought I’d bring myself down to our cabin to get some word done and some much needed R&R. Like most busy moms, the one thing I want is just…. time. Time to think, time to go slow, time to catch up, time to read, draw, exercise…. I would not say that I caught up on everything I brought with me to do, but I did work, got lots of sun & fresh air, took daily walks and kayak rides and lots and lots of time to myself. I am now re-charged and ready for the busy September ahead. So, signing off from the lake feeling grateful and hoping I get to repeat my mom’s retreat next year….

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