Recently, My friend Jodie who has moved from Melbourne offered to take me to the big smoke to have a bit of time out.
She has been living with us since she moved until she found her own place and we both had been under a lot of stress. Me with the kids plus home stuff and work and just life in general. Jodie had been commuting daily from the central coast to the city for work and her job is very high pressure. In the last year, she had lost 65kg and it was her 1 year anniversary of when she started her weightloss journey.
So when she asked if I wanted 2 nights in Bondi at the QT Bondi I didn’t even blink without saying “HELL YES”.
We have so much fun no matter what is going on and no matter what we are feeling and I knew it would be the perfect weekend away. I don’t get many opportunities to have even a night to myself let a lone a couple of nights at a hotel and to be able to sleep without someone asking seven thousand questions before I wake…I love my children don’t get me wrong, but why the questions while I’m asleep? WHY????!!!!
Minty is experiencing horrible anxiety, because her Daddy had told her he was going to the snow for 5 months like he did last year, and she wasn’t coping. She still isn’t, but she manages her anxiety with my help and my families love and support a lot easier. Her little brain is so busy. I have been trying to keep her lovely brain calm, plus we had about 12 thousand rounds of nits and worms and sickness and a series of little things that just keep piling on top of all the other little things. You cope and think you’re acting normal, but Jodie even said ‘you need a break badly’ and she was RIGHT.
Off we went to The City(Sydney) and decided to get some shopping in and just be child free and with no urgency for anything. Jodie got her hair done and nails in preparation for her 1 year anniversary, I browsed non stop and fell in love with a bag that I did visit 3 times because I loved it so so much. I even took photos of it because I wanted it to be my child.
We went to the QT and met the most lovely front desk girl. I like having a chat and Jodie told her it was a weekend away from the kids and she asked if we were going out tonight, and we told her we would just be watching tv and having a drink and eating all the cheese and we couldn’t be happier. AND GUESS WHAT SHE DID??!! About 15 minutes after we had got to the room, our lovely new front desk friend came with a chilled bottle of prosecco in a cute bag with ice and glasses for us. I was SO excited. Prosecco is my fav and for this lovely person to do this was so thoughtful. What a great start.
We fell in love with our amazing room! I spent the entire weekend basically sitting in the bathroom talking on my stories about how much I loved the bathroom. Its on my highlights if you wanna see how good it is 🙂
On Saturday I slept for hours and hours without a sound to wake me. I did wake up at 3:30am to have a chat with Jodie as she was getting ready to go for this crazy run she does every Saturday called The 440 she did ask if I wanted to come knowing I would laugh at her face, but I went blissfully back to sleep until 11:45 am. And didn’t feel guilty one bit.
Some people when they want to getaway and have some time out love to get up early and explore where ever they are staying but thats not me. If I am on a holiday YEP I am all about the adventures. But this was a weekend to just try and catch up.
I have so much pain and my brain is so anxious so often I need to sleep in any chance I get just to maintain my sanity. Some people can run on 4 hours of sleep a night. I can’t. I get terrible panic attack. And my pain goes batshit. I need like 6-7 hours at least and I don’t get it every night because I lay awake having anxiety and fighting off panic attacks about nothing until 3-4am. Then it’s school time. So a sleep like that, is pure gold. Plus when I stay in a nice place I want to enjoy it.
Jodie after her massive run decided to go to weightlifting classes like a psychopath and I got an Uber up to Bondi Junction. I had ordered Jodie a cute keyring from The Daily Edit
and I had to pick it up. She called her first year of weight loss ‘season 1’ so I wanted her to have something to say congratulations. Plus the morning we were leaving she lost her keys in all the packing. She is SO organised and it was so out of character for her to lose them, so I thought a cute keyring would be a little laugh too. I had her initials embossed on one side and ‘S1’ on the other. She was stoked.
That night we had a photo shoot and went out to dinner that was just downstairs. Jodie hadn’t ever been shopping at a ‘regular’ sized shop before and she had got some clothes recently and was so spun out it all fit. So I made her do a photo shoot. It was fantastic.
We had such a fun/hilarious night and seriously…for any humans out there that just work or parent or whatever it is you do that makes you tired, take a night or 2 out for yourself. I know its so hard to do, but I am going to make sure I do this at least every 6 months. It doesn’t have to be a hotel you go to, you could even go to a family members house for a couple of nights. Just make sure you go somewhere and do something just for you.
We need to give ourselves some time out sometimes. Or we burn out and thats no good for anyone. Especially yourselves.
Thanks for having us QT Bondi
And It was pretty fun spying on people in the buildings opposite and pretending we knew their lives and what they were doing.
It doesn’t take much to make this Gal happy I swear. OH and the BEST BIT. Jodie and I went to Bondi Junction to get more Roll’d because we can’t go a week without it its SO YUM, seriously OMG I am actually obsessed with it. Like I WILL be driving all the way to Erina Fair to get it. And while we were there I went to say goodbye to the bag I so desperately loved and walked around to look at some more stuff and Jodie disappeared and came back with my NEW BAG. SHE GOT ME THE BAG. She’s like my sugar daddy but I don’t have to do gross sex stuff, and all we do is laugh non stop and she buys me pretty things 😉 Best friend you could have and she just moved out recently and I want her to come back. It’s boring without her. Who do I joke with and make fun of people on TV with now??!