Just Some Me Time

My birthday is in March and this year I turned 37. I usually don't celebrate my birthday especially since becoming a mom. Normally I spend the day with my girls. Celebrating birthdays are fun for my girls so I ensure they can bask in all the moments of a birthday even if it's "my day". This year however I decided to take a solo trip. I will confess I did celebrate the day of my birthday with my girls, I couldn't resist. The day after however, I celebrated alone. After covid, many people are itching to be around others. As a single mom of three who works from home and for this school year my girls did school from home it was a much need moment of silence that I needed. I have enjoyed having my girls at home 24 hrs a day with me. I have prayed for days like this since my oldest two started school. My heart would ache for them to be back home with me most of the day even when I worked outside the home. We all need a break no matter how deeply we love the person or the moments we are in. I had an opportunity and decided to take it. I booked a cabin in the North Georgia mountains. This cabin was a one-room house with an outdoor shower and outhouse to accompany it. I read, went for a nice long walk, listened to the nearby creek, and of course, I took some pictures. Did I call my girls while I was away...I never stop thinking of them but I enjoyed just sitting in the silence of the moment. I visited a nearby vineyard and sat on their porch drank beautifully flavored wine and read some more. It was everything I needed and more. I highly recommend this to every human being. Take a trip alone, listen to your heartbeat and thoughts. Enjoy moments with yourself, enjoy yourself.

Here are some images from the Yonhan Mountain Vineyard in Cleveland, Georgia

This is a view I have from the porch. The day was overcast and it did rain lightly. This made for a beautiful warm, not too hot spring day.

One thing I will admit I took the beauty of Georgia for granted. As a Georiga native when it's time to get away I always think of another state or country to visit. I had a flight booked to go to another state for my birthday and at the last minute three days before I decided to cancel and spend time in Georgia. This was the best choice I could have made. I honestly can't wait to do this again.

The cabin I stayed in was something off the beaten path. It was on a long winding dirt road up a very steep hill. At night it rained and I could hear the rain dance and sing off the metal roof and all the little trinkets around the cabin. I would not give this blog post any justice if I didn't include some of the images around the cabin that I took.