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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Time out!

10:22 PM

It finally happened. I knew it would happen one day. In my case it took nearly 14 months.

Today, was the first day, that I nearly ran out of the house to go to the grocery store.  No, they weren't giving away free stuff, and if they were I wouldn't have trusted it and would have walked away.  Today was the first day that I was happy to have an hour and a half of alone time.  I didn't touch my cell phone, didn't look at Facebook. I just had quiet time in the grocery store. I needed a time out.

Wait!!!!

Nothing happened.  It wasn't a bad morning, or a bad night.  I just needed a mini break.  A little time to not talk to anyone and to have my brain to myself.  What's funny is a have about an hour commute each way to and from work.  And although it's not uncommon to be on the phone with someone, there are many days when I don't have to talk to anyone.  Why doesn't that feel like alone time?  Maybe it's because I'm mentally prepping to get into "work mode" or to get out of it.  Maybe because that's where I do way too much thinking.

I wasn't tempted to keep driving (too lazy to put gas in the car, wouldn't have gotten too far anyway), didn't want to turn in my mommy and wife cards.  Just needed 90 minutes of shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

I needed a time out.  And I took one.  Although I didn't tell anyone that's what it was. I'm horrible at asking for help.  Hor. Ri. Ble. But I took that little moment today because I needed one.

Inhale.  Exhale.

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