I got back from vacation last night and within 30 minutes of arriving back home, reality hit. It was like a whirlwind of different pieces of news that knocked on my door. I was looking forward to getting back to reality, but not this quickly!

In all truth though, I had a wonderful vacation with wonderful friends. I got a tan, sat by the pool, went to Disney for the first time (yes, you read that correctly), and was able to unplug from work and reality.

It was so needed and I was blessed to get away.

While I’m looking forward to getting back to work and catching up on everything I missed this last week, I’m resisting the temptation to feel overwhelmed. Even last night as I drifted off to sleep, back in my own bed, I could feel the anxiousness trying to sweep in. Sometimes I just need to remember that it does not all rest on my shoulders. I can breathe and I can ask for help. I’m not created to be superwoman – though sometimes I pretend I am.

If you’re in need of a vacation, I hope you can mentally jump into some of my photos below and hear the waves crashing onto the shore and the sounds of palm trees swishing in the breeze.

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Going away showed me that it’s important for me to take the time to unplug. Even if it’s just one day a week, I need to unplug from everything around me – the busyness, the chaos, and the “need” to always have something to run to. We’re not created that way, which is why we’re commanded to have a day of rest. God wasn’t trying to control us, He was trying to protect us from running ourselves into the ground.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend reader, and I hope that together, we’ll learn how to give ourselves a break and learn how to stop being our harshest critic.




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