How has it been two weeks?!
Two weeks since they left... And I haven't written since the first weekend!
I updated my list a few days ago and have been sharing daily bits on Instagram, but really thought I would write more here.
If anything, during this time I'm doing what "feels right"... and that hasn't been writing (here.)
I have been telling friends week one was my alone time week. A time for me, myself and I... A time to get shit done and relax. I spent time getting ready for my final day home approval and spreading the word about my business. I got things done at home so I could move on with fun and not have these things on my mind.
Which makes week two my social week. I have caught up with so many friends this week! Friends I don't see much these days, one I hadn't seen in years and one who was visiting the city from home. It's been good for my soul. I have also been trying new things, going new places and meeting new people.
It's been a lovely balance of time for myself and time with others... because I really do enjoy (and need) both.
I'm almost getting used to being by myself though. I'm selfishly enjoying taking full advantage of this unique opportunity to do things all for me, the way I want to.
The best part is assessing what it is I really want to do. The list helped me do that. A friend who reads my blog was complimenting my list and it shed light that the list is not so much about checking things off, but is instead a source of direction. It was really a brainstorm of things that I want to do. This "reality rain cheque" is my no excuse time to do them.
As the end of my staycation draws near, I'm coming to terms with not having done a lot of things. Yet I am overjoyed about all I have done in these last two weeks. I knew I needed this time but I did not know how it would all play out... and it's been great!
I'm looking forward to fitting in some final fun over the weekend. Although more alone time seems appealing too and I'm going to soak it up while I can. Of course, I am also getting anxious for my family's return on Tuesday.
It's strange, I am feeling refreshed and also not ready for them to be back yet...
Not because I'm not ready to go back to reality. But because reality has now changed.
This experience has evolved my perspective on how we live our day to day. I have already envisioned how I'm going to carry it forward and how my new awareness is going to influence my family life.
And, things will be different now... Hopefully my home will soon be filled up with children as I return back to my child care career. That's going to be a change for us! Having this time alone to really get that ball rolling has been a huge help to prepare me for that transition. I feel more ready now for this phase and am excited for what's in store.
I'm not really sure if any of this is relatable. I think (as corny as it sounds) it's really been a personal journey.
...In values, living, happiness and gratitude...
Relatable or not, I at least hope it inspires you to check your perspective of reality and how you can make your's better.
I was on to something when I started "fun time fam" years ago. When I made the motto chase fun, choose time, cherish family. It's how I wanted (and still want) to live life but I wasn't fully living that way all the time.
Now I am... and it's really cool.