Headspace... something we all need every now and then.
For me it was this afternoon- alone, reading a book, eating lunch in a cafe in Cheltenham. And it was so liberating! At the same time however I felt guilty that I should enjoy this space? Which then made me a bit emotional that I'm ALLOWED to have some me time (even though the book I was reading was on business... hardly a fun pastime!). It really was a rollercoaster of emotions.
This year, before the baby is born I'm going to try to take some more time out for me. I'm not sure yet how this is going to be possible but being alone in that cafe without anyone knowing me, no-one calling 'Mummy, Mummy, Mummy!' (yep, we've started doing THAT this month!).
In a way this should be easier for me than for a stay at home parent- THAT I can imagine is hard. In fact I can't imagine anything harder. Perhaps it is just me and the grumpy pregnancy hormones but every now and then I just want to sit in the studio with my pretty green plants, a bit of silence and bask in the white, clean, uncluttered-ness of my little escape pod.
In fact when I do this and then I see my baby, I have had a chance to miss her and I feel like I am a better parent because of it. In fact, I can say this with confidence- time for yourself helps you be a better parent.