As a working woman, I find that I don’t have much time to just be. Time to lounge around, watch TV, read, work on my latest project, write a blog post, or just have some time with my thoughts. Having this time is something that is very important to me, and I try and savour it whenever I can, even if it exists for only a short period of time.
To say that the Artist is a night owl would be an understatement. Every night as we are climbing into bed to watch TV, a movie, or read, he has lots of energy and is bouncing off the walls. Literally. He has the most energy at this time of the day, and in turn, sleeps in during the morning. Long after I have fallen asleep, sometimes on the couch, the Artist is “arting” away through the night creating his masterpieces. So on the weekends, I get up at my usual hour, sometimes sleep in a tad, and enjoy a nice, slow, relaxing morning. If I sleep in too late, and I will if I don’t set an alarm, my sleep schedule gets so thrown off and I am dragging myself around all week until I crash. So these mornings are my primary time to read, learn, and relax.
My latest project has been weaving, and I am addicted to it. So I have been putting on an old sitcom like Friends and weaving away in the mornings. I made a make shift loom using cardboard, and have been making these coasters that I really love. The Artist saw them on a blog… http://www.prettyprudent.com/2014/09/prudent-home/diy-woven-coasters/ and asked me if I could make some, as I am fairly decent at “crafting”. I loved these, and they are just our style. So here are just a few, I have been making tons of these. When weaving, I feel very zen. It is like meditating. Just typing about it is making me crave a weaving session this morning.
Without my special weekend mornings, I feel off balance and kind of irritated. I guess it just goes to show how important self-care is for our overall well-being, and that we should engage in it often. By taking care of myself, I am the best wife I could possibly be, the best daughter, friend, and colleague that I could possibly be. I am the best version of me, in all of my roles.