First, having food ready for you! I now understand why men have enjoyed the expectation of a hot meal ready for them when they get home from work. We had breakfast and lunch catered for us. What a joy to simply get up, help ourselves and go back to our seats. No choice, no preparation, just the enjoyment of a fresh meal two times a day. I could SO get used to that!Second, a room to myself. They put us up in a hotel and by the luck of the draw I didn’t have a roommate. A whole room where I could do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it with nobody to interrupt. Some may think this lonely, but, when life is always hectic, calm is such a blessing. I could have the TV on the channel I wanted or leave it off. I could rest, or work on the computer or go down to the exercise room. Dinner was on my time and what I wanted to eat. Bed time was when I was ready. Wow! I’ve never lived alone – this was quite an experience. Mind you – I wouldn’t want it full time, but two weeks of it was nice.
Third, housekeeping. Leave the room in the morning, come back in the afternoon to a clean room with the bed made and fresh towels. Bliss!
Finally, education! I love learning! Getting to sit in a classroom and learn day after day with no household responsibilities biting at my heels was wonderful. Young college students just don’t realize what they have: the chance to immerse in education with no other concerns. I wish I could rewind and really take full advantage of those years.
I miss my family and can’t wait to be back into life’s regular routine, but I feel so blessed to have this opportunity for me. It’s no spa, but I feel rejuvenated nonetheless!