"Truly a Child of the Universe"
How I did it: I work a VERY busy schedule. As in a single mom with a full-time job, a part-time job, grad school, and OMG!!
So, the deal is that I do whatever I have to do to stay on top of things and not crack!! In this respect, I endure months of 17 hour days at a time, and then when I feel that I am nearing the edge, I pack a bag and leave the city.....alone.
My son gets to spend the weekend with his grandparents and I get to find myself again. On this occasion, I found myself in Hurghada.
I got there, spent three days there, and didn't do a SINGLE touristic thing. No snorkeling, no sky-diving, no lounging on the beach, I didn't even eat at the hotel..
What I did do, was rent a car :) Every morning, I'd wake up, get in the car and drive. I had no idea where I was or where I was going or when and how I would return..
But the windows were rolled down and Clapton sang Forever Man as my engine roared. Best weekend getaway I've ever had.
Lessons & tips: No lessons, no tips.... this will be a different experience for each person. You drive the course because there is a journey you're in need of.
Our journeys differ.. mine was to discover a part of me I had forgotten.
Resources: Friendly hotel customer service.