I had such a fun afternoon yesterday. I spent several hours crafting all by myself while the the rest of my family was otherwise occupied. I was home alone…just me and my pets with several hours to spend as I wished.
In recent years, I haven’t been so indulgent to take that much time to myself. It’s impossible to with all of the demands of being a mother and a wife and an employee. Most of the other working moms that I know quibble about the same “lack of time” subject, but it is what it is. Working moms are busy!
Yesterday I was forced to spend time crafting, because my crafting was work related. It didn’t matter though. Whether it’s for me or someone else, crafting is one of the rare activities I can be involved in where I completely lose myself and lose track of time. I used to spend much more time doing it before the kids were born.
I made the big mistake of confiding in my doctor the other day about my lack of sleep. “I’m busy from 5:30 am until midnight,” I explained. “What exactly are you doing during those hours?” he wanted to know. Oops…I felt so busted. I began to tell him about all of many obligations, and he looked at me as if I were nuts. “You need to make time for yourself,” he responded. Omg….doctor’s orders. Is my busy schedule actually something a doctor would lecture me about? Holy moly!
It’s amazing how a few hours of crafting solitude can make you realize how awesome it is to have time to yourself. Again….in my world it’s a bit of an indulgence, but one that I really should schedule in from time to time.
My song of the day is by an Indie band I’ve never heard of before this morning called Earlimart. I found them because I was looking up songs about making time for yourself. I discovered their very mellow “Time for Yourself,” which really fits this topic so perfectly. Click HERE to hear a song from a band you maybe have never heard of before. Finding new music requires time, so please make the time for yourself to listen to something new. It’s good for your health.