Do you ever just want to get away from it all?

Original Blog Post-April 26, 2016
Today has been one of those days, well actually the past few months have had several of those days, where I just want to getaway.
I want to grab a few things and take a hike. Go somewhere remote for a few days. Somewhere quiet.
Anywhere but here.

I need some space to think about recent events. I need some quietness so I can think. I just need a bit of time to sort a few things out in my head. It seems that my poor brain might explode with all the thoughts and ideas swimming around. The constant list of To-Dos that need to be checked off and the multitude of other items that need my constant attention.
I try to sneak in quiet time every day, the keyword being try, but somehow it always gets interrupted. About the only quiet time I have is when I wake up before the alarm and lay in bed afraid to move because I might wake up one of the kids that have climbed into my bed during the night.
I just need a break.
I think about a cabin in the woods, or just a tent. Nothing around but me and the trees. Maybe the sound of a babbling brook in the background. As I think of how peaceful it would be I am reminded of how lonely I would be. I am not a person who is good at being alone. Never have been and probably never will be. I need someone to be near me even if we aren’t talking just so long as they are close then I am OK.
Then as I think some more I know I couldn’t leave the kids behind. I know there are way too many responsibilities here at home and I know that this is nothing more than wishful fantasy.
Maybe one day though.
So for now maybe we can all getaway. Go camping and enjoy the great outdoors. Maybe I can take the kids for a LONG hike and put them to bed early. I can stay up and watch the stars, alone… but not alone, and just think about nothing more than how peaceful it is.
I don’t know about you but I am ready to just get away for a bit.

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