It’s no secret that I walk around like a chicken with my head cut off most days. For some reason, I tend to make decisions that make my life even more complicated than it already is. Like deciding to keep Landyn in preschool near our old home in Agoura Hills this year, and commuting 30 minutes to and 30 minutes from school 5 days a week. It’s draining. Especially when you are a work from home entrepreneur and have to make Barnes and Noble your remote office 5 days a week. Not to mention all the lifestyle stresses of being a single mom, dealing with Landyn’s dad living an hour and a half away, building a life with a guy that makes me a better person with each passing day, trying to keep up with a house that is much larger than I am used to, etc etc. Case in point, finding time for “me” is far and few between. It’s no wonder my anxiety is through the roof most days.

A couple weeks ago, I walked out to my car to take Landyn to school and found a gift bag sitting on the top of my car. Mind you, it was a day before Josh’s birthday and HE should have been the one getting surprises on his car. I opened it up and found a gift card to the Four Seasons Westlake. I asked him what it was for and he responded with “just because”… “you are stressed and I want you to go get a massage and relax”. Dream boat right?



So relax I did. I planned a day with one of my good friends last Friday and we made it a point to turn off our phones, ignore all responsibility and guilt, and just soak it up for the ENTIRE day. It was heaven on earth you guys. If you are in the LA area, the Four Seasons is the place to go. I have a hard time doing things for me lately. I usually spend the whole time combating the voices in my head that are telling me I don’t deserve such things. But I am learning to kick the negativity in the face and do whatever it takes to be happy.

Some pictures from our day….






Now go have a relaxing weekend.



  1. Shirley says:

    He is a sweetheart and a keeper!

    God Bless!

  2. How beautiful! that looks so relaxing. I can’t wait for a vacation. My time renews in August. I don’t know what I’ll do though, everyone has already taken their vaca’s by then. I hope your having a great weekend.

  3. I’ve heard good things about the 4 seasons, but after seeing your pictures, now I know I have to go! Looks like a bit of Heaven so close to home. Glad you were able to get away and enjoy your day!

  4. Looks so fun + relaxing!!!! Hope you enjoyed every minute of the sunshine!

  5. What a great day away! As moms, it’s hard to put ourselves first every once in a while but we’re so deserving! 🙂 Glad you had a great time!

  6. What a thoughtful gift! Sounds like an amazing day!

Speak Your Mind