Days 170 - 178

Post date: Dec 21, 2016 4:39:57 PM


I'm 2 days away from my six month mark. I think I will get a new chip.

It is now Christmas vacation and I'm really calm. It's odd. My in-laws are coming tonight and I'm excited. That's a wonderful feeling. Not upset. Not worried. Not angry. Actually excited to have them in my home.

I get to talk to my missionary on Sunday. Actually see his face. I miss him. Truly I do. I really want to give him a big hug. So anyone in Utah, find him and hug him for me.

I've learned some things about vacation. First, I love my family, but I need time away from them. I need me time. I've never really understood this thought. Jared goes up to Starbucks to think. He's been doing it for years. I never understood that. Until today. It is amazing to leave home and do stuff, accomplish things and then return.

I got so much done. If I would have tried to do those things at home, well, I would have probably taken a nap or binged watched some show I really didn't want to watch. Now, I'm not saying I'm not going to take a nap later and binge watch some TV, but getting away was nice. I didn't have to think about everyone else. I could just get my work done.

Time away doesn't mean I love my family less, or want to be around them less. It means I can deal with all their crap because I took time to take care of myself. Take care of yourself this Christmas season. It is important.

Merry Christmas!