My family went to Yosemite and was gone for three days. I was not able to go since I had to work, because I was not able to get the days off. That is ok, I am glad they were able to go somewhere for the summer break. I am a little mad that this trip was not mentioned sooner to me, so I could have gone, but that fine, it is what it is. I woke up that morning and logged in to work, it was a normal day at work, busy as always. It almost felt like I am treading water, once I finish a project, two more pop up. I logged off, and of course, started to clean the house, but it was different that day since I know that the house will remain clean for at least another two days. I just finished having dinner and I decide to binge-watch the Avenger movies, but before that, I wanted to talk a little about my day and how it feels being alone in the house.
You know what, the peace and quiet was amazing, the day was so peaceful, there was no screaming, well except for our dog she likes to bark a lot. Other than that, I was at peace and even after writing my first post that day, I casually walked over to my desk and started to write this post as well – I had the time. I just wanted to throw down some thoughts about this alone time. I truly recommend this to any married couple or couples that are living together. Take some time away from yourself, recharge, and reconnect with yourself. Sitting here in this quiet house has made me realize that alone time is not a bad thing, especially since many of us had to quarantine with our significant other for months on end. I am sure there were times the tension was thick enough to cut with a knife, so if you are both ok with it, take some time to yourself apart from the spouse and kids if you can. If you are single, please try and get some quiet time for yourself, if you can, trust me the time alone lets you find yourself again and find peace. I know it is tough for some single parents, and it might not be doable, but maybe you can take a day off from work, send the kids to school or have them in another part of the house and simply Vegetate. I know it might be impossible for some, but if you can, I highly recommend it. It doesn’t make you a bad person or parent, but taking time for yourself will reenergize you – I did for me.
Thanks for reading again and I leave you with this thought, “If you can take some time off to be alone, do it. It is well worth it, and you will thank yourself for it. It doesn’t make you a bad person, it will give you a chance to re-energize and connect with yourself. You will be better for it and those around you will see the difference.”