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A Simple Kind of Life

I'm slowly adjusting to being home, and by slowly, I mean turtle-style. I feel like I'm in slow motion when it comes to basically everything: showering, walking, talking, reading... I don't think I've ever been "rushed' as much as I was while in Dubai. And you know what's sad? As fast as I felt like I was going while there, I was almost always bringing up the rear of our group.

The time change took a toll on me. The first few days back in good ole' Northeast Tennessee, I was in bed no later than 5pm and sound asleep shortly after. Yesterday was a breakthrough; I actually stayed awake until after 7pm. : )

I had plans of getting out of the house today, making a visit to the office, catching up on errands, and maybe shop a bit. But, my couch is quite comfortable and little Essie seemed to need her mommy. So, I decided to make today my last day to re-charge before facing the world again. I did shower, but that's the extent of my activities for the day. No makeup and my hair air-dried, I have sat/laid on the couch catching up on missed tv show episodes, watched several Lifetime movies, and updated wish lists on my fave shopping sites. I MAY have done a little online shopping...

I've enjoyed not being in crowds of people standing back-to-back (not shoulder-to-shoulder), rushing to catch the metro, walking what seems like miles in shopping malls just to find stores I can actually afford, and more walking to and from the metro. Don't get me wrong, my experience was incredible, but I am definitely a slower-paced chick and need downtime. However, I think today's downtime takes it to a new level... Oh well!

I prefer a simple kind of life. There were moments while in Dubai that I reflected on my career path and my purpose. I have the knowledge, skills, personality, and degrees for a corporate career, and a high paying one at that. But I couldn't be happier to be me, the young woman who prefers to share evenings and weekends with my husband and family and not my computer, the one who might inspire another to find his/her dream and the courage to pursue it, and the energetic gal who prefers horse playing in grass fields instead of entertaining clients.

Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with ANYONE living the corporate life. I thought I wanted that and was preparing for that for some time. But, we're all meant for a purpose and I'm blessed to have found mine! So, here I sit on my sectional with my perfect husband, precious baby, and parents only an hour drive away, living a simple kind of life.  My jewelry armoire may be filled with J. Crew Factory instead of J. Crew, but that's fine by me!
 

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