We hit that breaking point last week. Will had worked six days for past few weeks and only had a day off in between. We hadn't had a weekend off together in a while. One thing you'll quickly learn about the film business is the frequent changes in schedule. They were told they would have Monday & Tuesday off last week, but on Sunday they changed the plans & were told they only get Monday off. I was bummed. Since I teach on Mondays, we had planned to spend Tuesday together- get brunch, relax, etc. Its so hard not to get angry in those moments, but I reminded myself that we have no control over it so we must move on.
He did get Monday off and after work, I hurried home so we could make the most of the afternoon and evening. We loaded our bikes up and headed to one of our favorite neighborhoods in Wilmington- one that is shaded by huge oak trees and lined with character-filled houses. We spent a few hours riding through this area and then stopped for some tea at a coffee shop. It was just what we needed! We finished off the night with dinner at one of our favorite Baja Mexican restaurants and ate way too many chips & queso with our fish tacos. It was wonderful!
Sometimes (or in our case, a LOT of times) plans change, but I'm constantly reminding myself to let it roll off my back and savor the time that we do get.