When I was working, I traveled across India. I was completely a carefree, happy-go-lucky , independent girl who while travelling enjoyed reading a book, watching a movie, sipping coffees, writing a memoir or just watching out of the window and enjoying the amazing creation. I had all my time and privacy.
I never got a chance to go home after wedding. If you don’t know why? then I suggest you read this http://goo.gl/UUhUkJ. After 4 years from my wedding, my dad had a stroke and I had to go and stay with my parents for few months.
It was an escape from my husband. We never stayed apart except for a day or two when he traveled on official work.
I had many people to take care of me and my kids at my parents place but I never dared to leave my baby and go out. Then came a day where I had to go and spend some three hours at a hospital dealing with my dad’s insurance claims. There was some joy in my heart when I sat in taxi alone. It’s not that I wanted to go away from people but it was different. I felt liberated. I tried this 2-3 times . I went to shop, I went to church and I went out for lunch with my ex-colleagues. That’s when I realized that escaping from all others is really needed and when I got back home the joy of reuniting with my baby was memorable.
When we got back home after many months, I saw the house all cleaned up to invite us. The house was rearranged, cleaned , linen was all washed, ironed and spread neatly on the bed. There were many gifts waiting for us.
Just escape. At least for some time. Forget all your responsibilities, duties and people around. Think it’s just YOU in the world but no one else. It’s fun and relaxing. Taking timeout from everyone including your partner is the most important thing that will have the best after effects. You will come rejuvenated and start afresh.