After visiting family in Montréal, we travelled through Québec and Ottawa down to the Niagara Falls and then back to Montréal through upstate New York.
The essential progress we’ve made as parents during this trip was to acknowledge that we are stressed, generally. Full time jobs, living in a capital, rushing from A to B and trying to do everything right is a lifestyle that leaves its marks. When travelling, it became crucial for us to actively focus on leaning back and letting go, to reconsider what is important for us and to let the kids be kids. Short, to forget about the expectations that we think we need to full fill when being at home and to actually BE on vacation, to disconnect and to reconnect with each other instead.
We live in a big city by choice and we are not under the impression to just cope with our life generally; the opposite is the case – we are embracing it! But the gap between our daily routine and a relaxed life is as impressive as difficult to overcome.
We’re getting there 🙂