Summer’s winding down, school’s beginning soon (some have already returned) and hopefully a little bit of routine will return to my household. Not that I’m complaining at all because personally speaking, I adore summer and having my kids home with me! The relaxing enjoyment of a non-scheduled life is precious to me and I love being able to share that with my family. It just makes the Presents of Presence so much more alive when we can just enjoy each other’s company and not be living by the clock all the time.
But as much as I adore this freedom and the amazing connections we make during the summer season, there’s a part of me which longs for a few hours alone. It’s an innate need which I have ~ it’s almost like breathing for me and after a full summer season, that hunger for some alone time increases to a fever pitch inside of me. It’s not that I don’t love being with my family, but I find that I am a better person, wife, mom when I get a little downtime ~ a little quiet in order to feed my soul. I get up early in the mornings to squeeze in a few minutes of alone time, but it’s not quite cutting it by now that the summer’s winding down. I need more than an hour at dawn.
Am I the only one who feels this way? Please tell me that I’m not alone! I feel that I need that breath of alone time to function. I’m not an introvert per se, but I do enjoy my alone time where I can just be with my thoughts, feelings and myself. It’s not that don’t love being with others, because I adore connecting, but I also enjoy being with me, myself and I.
I read a blog post today from LouAnn at On the Homefront and Beyond which was a reblog ~ and then I saw that David over at Lead.Learn.Live reblogged the same post! I was talking with a dear friend this morning and telling her about the post and how I wanted to blog it as well, but hesitated since it had already been reblogged twice today! But she convinced me that perhaps the message bears repeating! So here I am!
Thank you Brenda for your great video and post! I am so glad we’ve connected!