Monday, August 23, 2010

Alone Time

I never used to need or want alone time. I am energized by socializing. I dated a guy once that was the complete opposite. At the time I didn't get and didn't even try to understand it. Let's just say, there is a reason we aren't together now~BUT, I am starting to come around. It's not necessarily my personality. I am still outgoing and touchy feely, and like deep conversation, but I DEFINITELY NEED my alone time now.

I need time to just sit quietly and check my email and read some blogs. I need to sit down at night and enjoy a funny T.V. show (like The Modern Family) without thinking of my to do lists or worrying about what tomorrow brings. I don't want to text you, or answer your call. I don't want to change a diaper or fold laundry. I just want to sit and be.

This is new for me. I am trying to figure out how to do it peacefully, without feeling guilty. It's a work in progress.

On another note...Lydia's FIRST day of Pre-K was today! Pre-K...One year from Kindergarten. REALLY? How did THAT happen?

In just a few short weeks it will be 4 years ago that you showed up at our front door smiling ear from ear. You are Dream Come True Lydia! I love you!


  1. I need my alone time too! I completely agree. Once you have two kids and a house to run and a job or a minimal social life and just the daily life demands, you need more alone time than just going to the bathroom (even then I'm rarely alone). And finding time to work off the baby weight is impossible if I'm not alone. Where has all the "me time" gone and how do I get it back??? Hopefully I'll figure that out soon. Good luck to you! ICLW #43 :)

  2. This blog is like a fast forward of where my husband and I are in our own adoption journey, thank you for sharing. Its amazing how many are sharing their stories! Best-LW
    Here is my story if you would like to hear to start from my first entry.

  3. It's great that you have that self-awareness to recognize your changing needs. Now you just have to figure out how to fulfill them! Enjoy your alone-time.

    As much as I like spending good time with family and friends, I have to admit that I love being by myself. No guilt here whatsoever. What makes me a calmer, happier person also makes me a better mother in the end.

    Lisa ICLW #63 - Your Great Life

  4. You have a beautiful family, and the story of how God brought you all together is beautiful, too!

    Happy ICLW
    tina, #172

  5. OMGosh, your kids are absolutely gorgeous. I totally get the need for alone time or down time. Sometimes I stay up until ridiculous times at night just to get time to decompress.

    #28 ICLW

  6. your kids are beautiful. and i love your dog shaggy with those little sunglasses he's wearing. hope you found some alone time. I enjoyed reading your story. i hope you are able to foster a child soon.

  7. Your kids are SO cute, I went back and read their stories. Amazing!

    Happy ICLW

  8. I know EXACTLY what you mean mama! Alone time is a necessity!

    And your family is absolutely gorgeous!

    Happy ICLW! #134
    <3your newest hanger on :) MaryAnne