A Rare Moment of NothingMolly Thornberg
Mother’s day is this coming weekend and each year that I’ve been a mom (minus that one time I was in the hospital, and had just delivered our second child) – I’ve managed to sneak off for a few hours for some me time.
Finding me time is great and all, but each time I am in a rush to get this done or that. Whether it’s connecting with a friend in IRL rather than Facebook Messenger or getting a pedicure, the me time is needed but not relaxing.
Lately, as we’re prepping the house to move – by 2 am when I am typically working, I have just fallen asleep. This past weekend, after drinking a few too many cups of coffee through out the day I found myself laying on the couch with several hours of quiet.
While I love my hour of silence during the weekdays, there is always something to do immediately after the hour is up. This weekend’s silence is like something I hadn’t experienced in the last few years of having babies. This silence included just the ambiance of home appliance like a fan. Nothing else.
A rare moment of nothing.
Some how I need to adjust my schedule to include more nothing. Maybe it’s a matter of one night a week that I drink a few cups of coffee and force myself not to work. Maybe I need to sneak away to a hotel room every now and then where it’s just me, alone.
I love my family and will do anything and everything for them. But something I must learn to do is to love and do things for myself. Maybe that will be my mother’s day resolution.
How Do You Escape?
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