The greatest gift I could give myself…

I’m about to catch a plane to Durban for 5 glorious days of holiday… just me. Pinch me, am I dreaming?

Sweet Ella is 17 months old, and I’ve never spent a night away from her… in fact, the longest stretch of time I’ve had to myself (not working, not momming) is one Saturday in December when I was off duty from 10am to 5pm. I planned that day like it was a 2 week holiday.

And now! An actual holiday! Three nights by the sea to swim in the warm ocean, nap, sleep in, read my book, watch movies (at an actual cinema!) and do whatever the hell I want to do. I have no plans and I am so. so. so excited about that. Then a weekend at the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo with my mom, at a yoga retreat. My happy place.

I’m so looking forward to being selfish and lonely and missing my little darlings. To only looking after myself. To just being me. Truly, this is the greatest gift ever! Bring it on.

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