Momma Needs a Break!

When I got home for a break, the first thing I wanted to do was relax. There were probably a million things that I should have been doing, but I wanted to just shut down for a while. I was very lucky to have my sweet husband. He always took care of things so well while I was gone. So, when I got home the housework never seemed to crowd in on my time.

I enjoyed spending as much time as possible with my husband and my children and grandchildren. I’m Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 8.57.58 AMnot sure about other drivers, but my priority was and still is my time with my family. We would usually enjoy having one or more of the kids over for dinner with their children. We would go shopping and even see a movie together. I never tried to spend my time at home doing chores. I wanted the precious moments at home to be just that, precious.

When you’re out on the road, your time at home is very important. You leave the trucking world and re-enter normal life. Life on a truck can sometimes be lonely and difficult, especially when you get stuck somewhere waiting on a load or getting unloaded. When you get to go home, it’s like getting off of work, only your work days aren’t eight hour days. Those work days can be weeks, and even months before you get home.

Trucking isn’t a bad life, it’s just a different kind of life, and you have to get used to it. We all look forward to break time, and we desperately need it, if only to unplug our brains for a while and enjoy the fruits of our labor. We work very hard as truckers, and in exchange, we are able to provide safe homes, provide necessities for our families, and to have financial security.

What’s your favorite way to unwind? Well, you’ve earned that time off, so feel free to enjoy what your love—your families, veg-ing in front of the TV, going out with friends, or taking a motorcycle ride in the country.


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