Today is my quiet day from 9am-3pm. Quiet in volume. Not usually a peaceful, quiet day scheduling wise.
This morning I was part of a lively discussion on issues that really have me thinking. School aged kids are such a different beast. Especially with a good dose of exhaustion and responsibilities. That time listening, sharing and questioning filled my “interaction” cup. (MOMSnext is a pivotal place for me to think about my school age kids)
I then headed home and donned my super cute, flowery half apron from my Mom. Then I cooked! I was in the zone and it felt so good to be preparing more than the Taco Tuesday fare. I was geared up to cook for a sweet friend of mine and my family too. I doubled the recipe and let my oven, blender, and freezer do their magic.
While all was cooking or freezing, I spent time in my craft room/office. It has been a dumping ground for 6 months which stinks since I set it up 6 months ago. It was like an archeological dig of things that should have never been placed there. So frustrating.
I spent 2-3 hours really purging, organizing, and clearing spaces. Guess what? It felt GREAT! Yes, I had other things that I could always be busy with including dishes, laundry and my nemesis… DUST. Those things are always to-dos with a family of five (plus Harley!!). Today it was nice to let them go for a bit
But a space just carved for me is needed. It needed my respect, attention and care. I feel like I can easily tap into that creative zone I need to stay balanced.
I even got to make a couple of new things and it was freeing to put up the few things I had used. Then I was able to leave things neat and tidy to go finish up cooking.
No phone calls, no Facebook, no emails, no texting… nothing. Just me in my own space.
Being “unplugged” is key to balance and in this moment I have balance. I hope you can create some space mentally, physically or spatially. soon.