Two weeks ago, I went on my first vacation in a very long time! It was marvelous! I spent so much time with family, and it was overall, very good for my psych. Sadly, Kyle couldn't come, which made it a little more difficult( shout out to all single parents, OMG was it tough at times! ) But I had lots of fun regardless. I had a lot of family bonding time, which was very much needed. My sister and I never really get to spend a lot of extended time together since we don't live in the same town anymore, and we actually got to have long meaningful conversations! haha.
Lincoln got to experience many new things. His first beach trip, first carousel ride, first time in Michigan. He can't speak yet, but I could tell that he had a really good time as well lol. He certainly liked all the attention and all the snacks that everyone graciously shared with him. He was definitely spoiled. It was also truly a blessing to experience all sorts of just fun activities with my family. We had not gone on a family vacation in well over twelve years...so it was well overdue.
In a few weeks, I will be going back to full-time at my job, and I'm pretty excited about it. I love everyone I work with, and I am lucky to work at a company where they treat their employees so well. It couldn't have come at a better time too, because Kyle and I have experienced what seems like SOOOOO much stress in the past three weeks with our cars just generally being a pain in the butt. New tires and new axels and new brakes are pretty expensive all together, and I am looking forward to making more money to help with all that craziness.
Since my vacation, my creative juices have kind of erupted from the depths on my mind and I have been creating new art to sell in my Etsy shop. In a few days I will be adding two new paintings inspired by the beach by Lake Michigan, so watch out for those soon! I was experiencing a creative block, and being in nature for a week, not having to think of all the stresses of everyday life that keep me from letting loose and being able to create, really helped me :) I'm certainly happy to be feeling myself again. Little by little.
Alright, Link is waking up so I gotta go do Mommy duty. Have a great day everyone!