I never had the desire to go to Hawaii.
It just wasn't on my list of places to go. I had no interest in going there for my honeymoon or any other vacation for that matter. In my mind, I had a picture of what Hawaii looked like and that was good enough for me. I didn't have anything against Hawaii it just wasn't my thing…
That said, Hawaii is my mental “go to” place. I have been to my own Hawaii a handful of times.
I didn’t board a plane.
I didn’t fly across the country.
Instead, I had a baby…
Stay with me here for a moment.
As any new mother can attest, the days and weeks following the birth of a baby, especially your first baby, can somewhat blend together. Before long you have no idea what day it is, never mind, remember the last time you took a shower.
Taking a shower is no longer a given. It is something that you now plan in advance and map out strategically. This normal daily hygiene routine is now considered an "accomplishment" when you actually manage to get it done!
I remember one fairly early postpartum occasion where I was able to take a shower and not have to bring the baby in to the bathroom with me or rush out to a anxious relative holding my crying infant.
That shower was my first trip to Hawaii!
I didn't know if the baby was crying or not but if he was, I couldn't hear him.
I was alone, I was free and I was desperate to feel that way.
It was just 20...Read more