Saturday, May 20
Often circumstances beyond our control make it difficult to carve out time for ourselves. I’ve written here about the reno my husband and I have undertaken on our kitchen this spring, a renovation that has since crept into our bathroom and now the living room. Tradespeople have been traipsing in and out of our house on a regular basis. We’ve found the whole thing stressful and time consuming, and at times overwhelming.
It's tough to concentrate on writing with so much going on. Now that we’re near the finish line on the renovations – just the painting left to do - I think I need to create some time for myself. Time for rest and recreation, and time to refill the creative well. Some me time.
My husband takes time for himself on the golf course. He loves the game and plays several times a week in the spring and summer. He’s much better at taking time for himself to do something fun than I am. I love writing and it's often fun, but it’s also work. What I need is to take the time to do something completely different.
So I need some fun ideas. Here are a few of my thoughts:
1. Go to the zoo to see the polar bears. (love the polar bears!)
2. See the Picasso exhibit that just opened at the art gallery.
3. Shopping. I’m not a huge shopper, but a new outlet mall just opened and I could use a new pair of sandals for the summer.
4. Visiting with friends.
5. Reading, of course!
What are your ideas of fun things to do for relaxation? Feel free to give me some suggestions!