Thankful November Day 16

Thankful November Day 16

Alone Time

I love spending time with my husband, family and friends. It’s great to catch up, have a few laughs and have great discussions.

Nevertheless, I need my alone time. I crave it. Time spent alone helps me to recover from my day at work, as well as to focus on my interests. I love to write and read, which are solitary activities.  When I write, I like to listen to music to fit my mood. When I have my alone time, I can turn up the music and let it guide me while being creative. Also, sometimes I’ll put on certain songs that allow me to tap into deeper feelings/memories. With this, I’ll cry and it’s such a freeing release to me. Words and feelings flow and I’m able to heal and/or discover something new.

However, it’s not something a husband wants to witness. One time I was in our bedroom, writing, crying and feeling my feelings. Jim walked in on me and was upset to see me in such a state. I tried to explain it’s part of my process, and while I think he understood, he ended up checking on me for the rest of the evening.

When I’m not feeling in the creative mood, I’ll watch Hulu or Netflix to catch up my shows. There’s only a handful of shows that we watch together, so when I have time to myself, I take advantage of the remote.

Tonight, my husband has a professional development meeting for work. I was excited to spend the evening alone, with time to do what I want to do with no interruptions.  I did some writing, some cleaning and some reading. I enjoy my moments of solitude and I’m thankful for that time to spend on myself.

My evening

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