This is the question I was asked a lot before, during and after my swimming holiday. I was essentially being asked how could a Mother / Wife take 5 days off just for herself? I replied with a deep inhale and a considered response each time. But what I really wanted to say was:
It’s not the 1950’s my husband is perfectly capable of looking after himself and the children for 5 days. Nobody bats an eyelid when other halves go off on skiing or golfing trips. Why is it an issue when it’s the Woman?
I earn my own money and even if I didn’t why on earth can’t I go and do something that I love? It’s good for everyone, for me to have a break.
I booked and paid for that trip in full 8 months before going – it cost a lot which meant that it kept me fully focused for 8 months. With this came balance, health and fitness.
This trip was awesome I loved it. The swimming was the best I’ve ever done but I also loved just having me to organise, someone telling me where I needed to be and when and someone cooking for me.
I don’t feel guilty about going and I’m planning 2018’s break now for sure.