July 16, 2011

A Day to Breathe and Soak in Life

My sweet girls
Life comes at you hard and fast. It doesn't ask if you can handle it or if there might be a better time. With each child we added to our lovely family, life seemed to explode all around us. Wonderous and exhausting all at the same time. In the last eight months, we moved from Colorado to Maryland, my first novel was published, we transitioned three kids to a new school, my husband joined a new company... we essentially started over.

Life was a rollercoaster ride, and every time it pulled into the station nobody bothered to ask us if we wanted off. We canceled a long-anticipated trip to Hawaii (hoping it gets rescheduled soon) to focus on our family and the changes. Months later, we were feeling the effects of not taking time off. So we decided a few days ago to come to the beach. Sure, it's just the beach in Maryland, but it's a break. Today through Tuesday.

Mom and Jackie today in Ocean City, MD

It was last minute. I'm very thankful right now for laptops and free wireless internet. My next few posts will be from the beach. I've been feeling a bit tight in my writing, and I'm hoping some fun and sun will loosen me up. You have to live life to write about it.

As Kenny Rogers would say, "you have to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run."

How do you find time to soak it all in?

3 comments:

motherlogue said...

I love a good Kenny moment. Enjoy your time away, Tia. Sounds like a wonderful (and needed) break!

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much, Liz! We are having a great time.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks so much, Liz. We are having a great time!