E is for Escape. For most of us, our daily life ebbs and flows at a steady pace. Our routines settle into a rhythm. Sometimes it’s helpful to step out of the well-worn grooves and escape. The thrill of exiting our normal lives, even briefly, can be very exciting. Every now and then, I feel it’s vital to escape. It’s not so much the distance that matters. It’s the mindset. Your escape can be as far as another hemisphere or as close as your own backyard.
Honestly, I’m still working on this in my own life.
I’m fairly good at the big escapes. Since our first child was about a year old, my husband and I have been (with the help of grandparents) managing to get away together. The time spent away from our busy lives has always been extremely rejuvenating. Even today...with three teenagers, we still escape as a couple whenever possible to recharge and reconnect.
We also love to travel with our children. Some of my most special memories are from escapes with our kids. I firmly believe in the power of travel to unite and teach in a way that’s not possible at home.
While I usually prefer to escape with my husband or the whole family, it’s sometimes important for me to escape alone.
This is where I fall short. I’m terrible at scheduling and committing to time for myself.
Another great opportunity to refine life in this decade.
Personal escapes I’m putting on my schedule…
Magazines- I love a new magazine. In fact, I hoard them until I have the perfect time to peel back the cover and savor what’s inside. Problem is...I never actually carve out that time. I currently have two issues of Vogue. Unopened. Waiting. I’ve just decided magazines should be considered ‘work’ for me...after all, I’m a Personal Stylist. Clock me in:-)
Manicures and Pedicures- I love a little pampering. I regularly talk myself out of performing spa tasks at home...always something else on the list that seems more pressing. Also, it’s hard to see and reach my toes:-) I need to schedule a mani/pedi more often. Currently, I’m averaging about twice a year. Embarrassing, really. This needs to change.
Exploring new places- I’m still relatively new to my town. Boulder is an incredible place! I live here and haven’t seen many of the really cool sights, shops, museums, etc. I plan to experience Boulder as a tourist. It's time to visit the spots that I’ve been passing by for three years.
Sink into my tub- I have a great bathtub. I have used it once in eight months. Only once. Pathetic. I’m going to buy myself some L’Occitane Lemon Verbena Foaming Bath or an awesome bath bomb from Lush and fill ‘er up! Sounds amazing.
Okay, now it's your turn...
How do you escape?
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Hello, I'm Kristen.
As a personal stylist,