Monday, February 22, 2016

VegasCation Day 2

I was a little concerned about how I would fill my days by myself in Vegas, considering I don't gamble and you can only do so much shopping but I have managed to do just fine today. 
I took my time getting up and dressed this morning and first thing was finding Starbucks. My plan was to find a quiet place outside with a pretty view to talk to Jesus but I soon realized I left my journal at home so instead after getting coffee I walked about a mile to the nearest Walgreens to buy a "journal," an old school composition notebook and some other essentials. I found a nice place by the pool to do my quiet time is was super peaceful but man was it chilly and windy. 
Then it was off to find the gym, I decided running on a treadmill today might be a better idea. So, went for a run, came back showered, got ready for the day and ordered room service, some yummy nachos, and while I ate I blogged.
I checked on Ryan midday and he was bored out of his mind, I told him that if it made him feel better I hadn't done anything exciting. The funny thing is not doing anything exciting was actually exciting. I love being a mom more than anything and I love spending time with Ryan just as much but getting a day for me, to do whatever I wanted, in no hurry, with no agenda, in peace and quiet not having to take care of anyone but myself was so nice. 
I know some people don't enjoy being alone but sometimes its just want I need. I think going to school 4 hours away my freshman year of college was one of the best decisions of my life. I was away from everything I ever knew, my home, family, friends, church, and Ryan. I had to grow up fast and learn how to be not only responsible but independent and I learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Don't get me wrong I'd rather be surrounded by family, friends, and familiar things for sure, I mean, I transferred schools after my freshman year to be with Ryan and closer to home but I learned so much about myself and my faith. 
The summer before my senior year of college I had to take a Maymester and my roommates were planning on going home for the summer like most people so I would have to spend an entire month all alone, (well I had my dog Ebony this time to keep me company) in our cute little house, again another great decision. A summer of growing and learning to do on my own. I tell you all of this to say, being alone, doing things for myself, exploring a city by myself gives me back that freshman year and that summer of stepping out of my comfort zone, learning to be comfortable in my own skin, confident, not being afraid to do or try something by myself, and the feeling of accomplishment and empowerment. I wear lots of hats/titles, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, chauffeur, team mom, room mom, pta volunteer, women's ministry team, etc. Although all GREAT titles, ones I LOVE and am TRULY GRATEFUL for, those titles sometimes take over, especially the mom title, and you begin to lose yourself.  We put the needs of our kids, our husbands, our family/friends ahead ourselves, which I totally believe we should and can't imagine not doing but we can get lost in that and today was a day where I found myself again!
I had a lot of peaceful time by myself but after being alone from 7:30am-6pm I was ready for Ryan to be done. After a long boring day of classes Ryan and I met up and played some blackjack, which I actually started getting the hang of and then we headed to dinner at Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio with a perfect view of the fountains. Dinner was amazing and Ryan was ready to gamble but I decided I had lost enough money and went back to the room hoping he'll remember how early tomorrow morning will come if he stays out too late.

 My walk to Walgreens, I just couldn't help but take pictures, these hotels are so spectacular!

 For some reason I enjoy finding McDonald's when traveling, silly but its familiar to almost everyone but always looks so different everywhere.
 My quiet time view

Not a bad running view

 Just documenting a me moment of getting ready without any interruptions and eating room service by myself.

 I can not remember the last time I took the time to dry my hair, I usually let it hair dry much less roll it!
My yummy nachos!

FaceTiming the kids
I was going to wait on Ryan to facetime them but its a two hour time difference and he gets out at 6 today instead of 5, which means bedtime already at home. 


Our dinner view

The appetizer!!! Luckily there was actually 3 of us, a fellow broker from Dallas was here in Ryan's class and joined us for dinner.

 Love this guy!!!

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1 comment:

  1. So glad y'all are having a good time. And glad you are getting some "me" time!