When Sophie and I were in Texas, I was relaxed. Sophie sensed that I was relaxed, which is part of the reason why I think she was so well-behaved. I didn’t give her any reason to get upset, since I wasn’t tense and I wasn’t snippy. I wasn’t thinking about work…at least not until Tuesday morning when the emails started to stream in after a long weekend.
It was back to reality on Wednesday. Even though it was a short week, the week felt extraordinarily long. There’s a lot going on at the office and not enough time to get everything done. My mind is wandering again. Wandering and plotting. Plotting about how I can possibly find a way to spend more time with my girls. I’ve been having this conversation with myself for what seems like a couple of years now. How much longer am I going to continue to dream and not act?
Mom is trying to tempt me to take the leap I’ve been so reluctant and scared to take. With a once-in-a-lifetime mother-daughter voyage. A safari in Africa? A trip to southeast Asia – Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos? That would indeed be pretty incredible. The wheels in my head are turning, fast and furious.