Sunday, October 14, 2012

Taking Care.

Yesterday Caleb was out of town.  I love spending time with my husband, but I also value the occasional opportunity to spend time alone.  I'm sure all you moms out there are vigorously shaking your heads in agreement.  Even though we don't yet have any little ones it is easy for me to see the value in having time without interruption to organize my thoughts.

I love jumping in the car, rolling down the windows, and blasting a good song.  Those are some of my most treasured Perfect moments.  

So today I hopped in my car, played some Billy Joel, and drove to a new bakery that I had never visited.  I ordered a coffee and a sandwich and chose a window right in the sun.  Then I caught up on some letter writing {in case you have forgotten... letter writing involves real paper, a real pen, an envelope, and that medieval think called a stamp :)}.

I don't think we take enough time out of the week to take care of ourselves.  Whether its working full time, worrying about getting blog posts written, being a social worker {like me!}, or finding enough time to devote to our families, I think its important to realize that if we get stressed out everyone can tell.  Its like that example they give on the airplane... you have to put on your own oxygen mask first before you help your neighbor.  If you pass out then you can't help them.  If we aren't recharging our own batteries how will we be there for our client's/families/etc.   

This trip was so relaxing and so productive.  It left me feeling recharged and ready to take on the world {well, at least ready to go home and get some housework done}!  I have so many friends that are embarrassed to go places on their own.  Sitting in a restaurant or a movie theatre by myself is a real treat!  It makes me feel like taking care of myself is important.  And it is.

What do you do to take care of yourself?

1 comment:

  1. that sandwich looks so good!! and I agree - having some alone time is so important!!


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