Written by Sarah from In The Trenches Of Mommyhood
Do you ever imagine yourself not being HERE RIGHT NOW, but being somewhere else? I guess what I mean is, do you have a “happy place” in your mind? I do. And hey, apparently Gwen Stefani does too!
“If I could escape
And re-create a place as my own world…”
I retreat to my own private “happy place” pretty much on a regular basis. Now before you think I’m a weird-o who hears voices in my head and lives in some sort of fantasy world, let me set you straight. You see, I’m a MOM.
So when the kids are screaming (or whining or fighting or spilling, take your pick), the house is trashed, the dishes aren’t done, and the laundry is piled up sky-high, it’s actually refreshing to take a step back from the chaos, to tune out my surroundings, and to imagine myself on a beach, soaking up the sun (with SPF 15, of course), reading a good book, with a tropical frozen (alcohol-laden) drink in my hand…..
Before I crash back into reality, heave a sigh, and get back to my business of being MOM again. And you know what? Having a vivid imagination to create your ideal “happy place” is cheaper than both wine and therapy!