My Lovely Little Getaway 

Sometimes a girl just needs to get up and go! I was feeling really overwhelmed with life, as I had discussed in my getting serious post. I knew that I needed to do something for myself, or I felt like I was going to lose my mind!

There have been things going on in my personal life that have drastically changed the way that I need to operate. It is something I’m not at all used to, and my strength to do it was rapidly diminishing. I was at a point where things around me were starting to feel like it was too much for me to take on, and there was no escape and no end in site. I decided I needed to splurge on myself, and stay at a luxury resort all by myself!

The Samoset Resort is a breathtaking location in Maine that is less than two hours away from my home. My husband and I stayed a couple of nights last year for our anniversary, and I knew that it was the perfect place to find peace, quiet, and be surrounded by beauty and luxury. The views are stunning, being set right on Penobscot Bay in Rockland, Maine. They offer an 18 hole golf course, a wonderful spa, top notch customer service, and delicious food.

It truly was a beautiful experience. I had no rules or time limits, and I got to take in the beauty of the ocean, which is literally the most beautiful thing in the world to me. The breeze, the salty air, the sounds of waves, the vast openness as far as you can see…nothing brings me more peace than to sit and be still with the ocean.

I took some time to play with makeup, which of course is another thing that brings me joy. I sat by the open balcony door in the natural sunlight and created this look. I had joked on twitter about how I am such a T shirt and jeans girl, and I was at a restaurant with people dressed very chic. That’s just not me, but I did have the glam makeup going.

On day 2 I had the most amazing massage of my life! The woman I had was named Phoebe, and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

I took a little walk in the afternoon that day, making my way all the way around the hotel itself. Although it was overcast, it was still beautiful, and I enjoyed the sounds of the ocean and people chatting while they golfed.

I was sad for my trip to come to an end, but it truly gave me a time out from life and rejuvenated me to come back home and be all I needed to be. It didnt erase my problems, and it didn’t change my circumstances, but it gave me a much needed break that I would not have otherwise had. Im so thankful that I was able to do this for myself.

It’s so important to remember to take care of yourself when you are caring for others. You need to be able to have the health, energy, and peace of mind to be able to give to others. That doesn’t mean you need to take a fancy trip, but you need to find a balance for yourself, or you will have nothing to offer to those who need you. I saw a saying the other day that said “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” That statement could not be any more true.

Take care, beautiful. You deserve to be happy.

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