I’ve been out of the house since 2001. Yes, 19years…yet every time I go to Durban, to my parents’ house (co-incidently, not the house I grew up in – this house was bought well after we got married!), I call it home. I have my very own home in Johannesburg, but I think my parents’ house will always be home for as long as I live. It gives me a sense of comfort, it is warm and welcoming, I am pampered when I am there…my mum cooks my favourites…I am allowed to just BE and I have noone to answer to.

It’s been a rough few weeks/months for me. My health has not been good. There have been days when I’ve laid crying in bed at a wits end. On top of that, work has been extremely challenging. I have been questioning everything in my life and I have just not been in a good space.

And so I’ve decided to go home for a long weekend on my own. I fly to Durban on Thursday evening and I will be back on Monday night. I booked my tickets this morning and I cannot wait!

Yes the mum guilt is there. The boys are going to very sad when I tell them that I’m going without them. But I need this! It’s so very important that I give myself attention from time to time…

9 responses »

  1. halberts2014 says:

    I hear you on going to your parents house. There is something about being in the place you grew up, or just a place where your parents are.
    I’m so sorry to hear you haven’t been well. Sounds like a good idea just to check out of the rat race for a bit, be spoiled by mum, and then check back in. I hope you will be in a better space when you come back.
    Safe travels Jodie.

  2. MamaCat says:

    Self care is so important. Jodie, I hope this is what you neeed. The boss will be sad, but they will be fine.
    I still can my parents house, home….

    • Jodie says:

      Funny thing is my boss is really the least of my worries! It’s more the mama guilt…leaving the boys behind. They were not very happy when I told them last night 😦

  3. MamaCat says:

    Lol. I actually meant to write boys, but predictive text changed it to boss.
    They can have a fun boys weekend with dad.

    • Jodie says:

      Hahaha. That’s what I’m trying to punt it as – boys weekend – whoop whoop. But my boys are stuck on their mother shame!! They WILL end up having fun though 🙂

  4. Louisa says:

    It is a great idea to take some time if you need it…to quote a valid cliche “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

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