Hiding in the Closet with Coffee

There are days where all I want to do is hide.  If I were to build my dream home, there would be a small closet with one comfy chair, some dim lighting, maybe some soothing “elevator” music, and, of course, my Kurig.  It would be my hideout.  

Isn’t that the feeling we created time and time again as kids when we threw blankets over chairs to make a secret cave where “no one would find us”?  Fort building was a constant pass time when I was a kid.  Snuggling in a cave of blankets and hiding out was such a great feeling.  Being tucked away for awhile felt like a secret escape.

Although I am all grown up, I still crave that feeling of being tucked away in a private escape.  While a day at the spa seems a reasonable alternative, that is a luxury reserved for Kim Kardashian as I would need to go there daily and my bank account will not support that whatsoever.

I need to find the best next thing which for me might just be hiding in the closet (with coffee, of course).  With all the craziness in my world, it feels like hiding is the only option sometimes.  Usually, when I feel like hiding because I just can’t handle whatever emotion I am feeling at the time, I call Amy.  The time we spend on the phone debriefing whatever emotion I feel is what makes me feel like I can move on with my day.  Inevitably, I end up laughing and feeling like I am not the only woman on the planet that feels like sometimes I just can’t keep up, measure up or stand up. This kind of friendship and camaraderie is so valuable.  So valuable, in fact, that we thought that we could share this feeling with all of you.

This is our virtual hideout.  The place where we hope that by sharing our stories with you, you can join this fellowship of women who need support and, most importantly, a good laugh every now and then. You can read more about each of us here.

So, welcome to our fort!

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  1. Susie holland on September 9, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Can’t wait to laugh each time I will read this blog!!

    • Amy on September 10, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Here’s hoping!!:-)

  2. Kathleen Harwood on September 9, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Love the whole idea, especially the “sisterhood” and support for all of the ups and downs of adult life. Women have much to offer each other in ways that are so unique . I look forward to reading more.

    • Amy on September 10, 2015 at 1:25 am

      Thanks! I agree wholeheartedly!

  3. Dana on September 9, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Ah, I’m not the only one who finds serenity in the comforts of my closet. Never thought of bringing the coffee. Brilliant!

    • Erin on September 9, 2015 at 2:50 am

      We are so glad that you are joining us, Dana!

  4. Katie on September 9, 2015 at 3:28 am

    I love it your blog! I was just telling Steve that if we ever had the opportunity to build, I would want a secret door in my closet which would lead to a small room (soundproof?) where I could go just to have quiet—even if it was just for a moment!

    I can’t wait to read more!

    • Amy on September 10, 2015 at 1:26 am

      I love that idea Katie! And yes….absolutely soundproof that room!

  5. Stephanie on September 9, 2015 at 4:26 am

    Congratulations in pursuing your dreams. You are two amazing ladies that never seace to amaze me. Write, encourage, and share! I can’t wait to follow your success!

    • Erin on September 10, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Thanks, Steph!

  6. Jessica Ubel on September 9, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I love this. Sisters are amazing and I’m so thankful for mine–and my sister in law! Can’t wait for more!

    • Amy on September 10, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Thanks Jessica!

  7. Cari Kerl on September 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Love it!

    • Amy on September 10, 2015 at 1:26 am

      Thanks Cari!

  8. Buffy on September 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Can’t wait to keep up with your new adventures. I miss you Erin!!!

    • Erin on September 10, 2015 at 12:20 am

      Buffy, someday I wanna rock my cowboy boots with as much confidence as you and Jo. Hugs!

  9. Kelly on September 13, 2015 at 2:45 am

    Love all your posts, so very relatable! Now it is going to be particularly hard to pass that darn aisle in Target as I try to only get what I came for and keep the pact I made with my hubby (keep it under a $100 PLEASE, better yet go to that other store that shall not be named) when as I pass through the doors I will now be visualizing adding one of those cute single serve Keurig’s (maybe red?) in our closet. I mean, I think he doesn’t really need that middle shelf for those shirts, right!?

    • Amy on September 15, 2015 at 1:55 am

      Ha! Love this…the closet Keurig!!

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