A change of scenery
I love your openness about need to have a safe space and a sense of normalcy. However, are you more of an explorer and a "chance-taker" than you are willing to admit but what you may need is the foundation of your "normalcy" waiting for you when you need to return? Kudos to you for going with your "gut" and heading to Pennsylvania to be with family. I truly admire your wit, wisdom, and I could read you work forever.
What a beautiful place to “hide”. As the leaves change and let go, they reveal so much underneath. Trees stand naked. Sending love.
Enjoy every moment of every day. I look forward to reading your thoughts. Relax and recharge in PA.
Trish, I love this post, especially as I just returned from Amish Country myself! It's one of my favorite places.
I don't hide as much as I escape. When I get that itch to get away-- for a couple of hours, a day, a week-- it is helpful to ask myself why. And then I ponder it on my way out the door. I do think sometimes just knowing you're hiding or escaping is enough. Life is hard. Take your retreats where you can.