Hey guys, it’s been a minute, and I’m sorry about that. I got sick a day or so ago, and took a day to recover, and today I just got back to my somewhat normal schedule.
Yesterday, I spent the entire day at home, in bed, either sleeping or watching Netflix or Snapstories. And I didn’t realize the significance of that time until today.
Lately, I’ve been missing my hometown, Tybee Island a lot. I miss the weather and the beach and the small town vibes it gave off. But I’m realizing that, honestly, I sort of miss that time I had by myself.
Ever since I moved to Chattanooga, I’ve mostly been doing something – hanging out with friends, going to places, shopping, etc. I haven’t really had a chance to be by myself too much.
Now, granted, Tuesdays I don’t work until 2pm, so that small bit of time to be by myself is pretty nice. And I do enjoy going out and being with friends. But I feel like lately I’ve been craving some “me-time”; some time to just do things for me, be it read a book or paint my nails or whatever.
So, even though I have a full day tomorrow after work, I told myself that I would use this weekend to somehow make some time for myself. I just feel like I need a weekend where I’m not meeting someone or doing something. And I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty about it either. Because I think it’s really important to have some alone moments to rejuvenate, reflect, and re-focus.
(And no, just because I’m having this me-time doesn’t mean I’ll skip blogging this weekend!)
Lately, I’ve been
Moving, going, traveling
So much that
I haven’t been able to
There hasn’t been enough time to
The times I’ve been able to have.
The people I’ve been able to spend time with.
I listen to music, but I don’t actually
I haven’t allowed it to take me back
To days where I had
So much time
To myself. For myself.
Of course I love
Being with people,
Doing things with people.
I live for the constant adventures life brings.
But I also live for those alone moments.
Those “me moments,”
Those times where I can be by myself
For hours at a time
Thinking, writing, dreaming.
I need these moments to
To fuel me for the next day, week, month
If I say, “No, not today.”
Or, “Sorry, can’t do that.”
Or, “Can we push this back?”
Don’t take it personal.
Because I need to
Take it personal.
💙 Mishy 🦋