On the top of the Empire State Building on Valentine's weekend.
Two steps forwards, one step back.Sometimes in life you have to take a step back before you can move forward.
Our trip to New York was our “one step back.” Sean and I had been moving for the last four weeks. Seriously! Packing, loading a Uhaul, driving 4.5 hours, unloading the Uhaul, then unpacking, then driving 4.5 hours back to the old house, packing to load the Uhaul and driving to unload it, then doing it all over again and again...Four times!
Yes, four Uhaul loads later, and we are “done,” well at least with that part of the move.
Immediately after we unloaded the last Uhaul, Sean and I left for New York. Sounds crazy, but we had no choice, (due to fashion week’s schedule.) Turns out, they won't change the dates to fashion week, even if it's for a tired, overworked-beauty queen/mom/wife/mover. Who would have known!?
We weren't through packing, we had tons to do, it was “the worst time to leave”
But the trip turned out to be the greatest “medicine”, and exactly “what the doctor ordered!”
Fear said, “Don't go, you have too much to do. You need to stay home and unpack…”
If we'd listen to fear, we'd never go anywhere, we'd never take a chance, and we'd never try something new.
Sean and I, decided to go to New York together...Even though the timing wasn't right, we were super busy, we shouldn't have taken time away from work... BUT, we did. And guess what!?
The work was still there when we got back, the house didn't “burn down” and the kids didn't forget who we were...Nothing happened!!
Nothing except, two desperate-for-a-date-parents got to spend some much-needed time together, got to rekindle their “fire” and fall in love all over again.
Love wins again!
The point is, sometimes you need to take a step back, before you can take a step forward.
If you're overworked, sleep deprived, emotionally and physically drained, YOU’RE NO GOOD!
Take a little time for yourself, go away for a day, a weekend, or maybe get a mani-pedi, a massage, or play a game of golf...Whatever it takes to unwind.
And I promise you, would be more productive, happier and more loving.
I'm your Mrs International reminding you-
TO CHOOSE LOVE,