All I wanted to do at the end of one exhausting day was sit on the couch and zone out with a bowl of ice cream and Netflix. But when one evening turned into four or five, the problem became that I was comforting myself in an unsustainable way. It didn’t strengthen me or equip me for the responsibilities of full-time mothering. It allowed me to escape for a little while, but it didn’t make me feel better or more able to face my life.
Colleen Cook loves her role as Director of Operations at a marketing agency. Her work energizes her, and taking on a challenging leadership role has helped her to identify her superpowers.
The thing is, you don’t have to spend a weekend in Vegas to enjoy time away with your friends. A weekend with your girlfriends provides a respite from your normal life, deepened friendships, and extended time for conversation.