During this last year, we realized we needed to find a consistent way of “getting away.” Not because we don’t LOVE our lives and the mission God has allowed us to be on but because for me personally (my husband is a bit different on this), I don’t feel free from the weight and intensity of our lives unless I’m away from it all. I don’t want to be away from it most of the time. But sometimes I need a break. Not like a vacation or even a long weekend, but like a “catch my breath” kind of break.
So one time we decided to go overnight somewhere quick just because we didn’t want to drive back the same day. And I realized 2 things!
- One night away makes a HUGE difference for me! I feel like I’ve gotten away without much time spent away and it breathes life back into my soul! Just 1 night of freedom from it all! Not even an entire weekend.
- There are so many incredible places to visit in Washington within driving distance! So many mountains, lakes, and the ocean.
We found this super cheap cabin up by Mt. Rainier that although smells a bit like a sock in the rooms, is affordable for us. We’ve gone there a few times and excited to venture out this summer to new places with cheap airbnb’s in mind.
While we’ll still take a once a year vacation and a weekend trip for our anniversary, 1 overnighter once a month is doable and clears my head.
Most importantly, while we don’t spend a lot of money, we do spend a lot of time together.
Below are some photos of Obadiah during our last overnight adventure! Playing with rocks, his favorite.