Over the last few months things have been crazy busy. I started a new job, I went to Las Vegas for my best friends wedding, I have been trying to go to the gym and keep fit and healthy.
As well as this, I have finally started to be more social and go out more with friends.
I finally felt the time was right to let my hair down and have some me time.
Living 200 miles away from family, it has never been easy to just pop round for a coffee or for little mans grandparents to take him out for a Saturday afternoon. It has meant a lot of juggling of schedules, a lot of late nights with me going to the gym when little man is ready for bed.
As a mum I still sacrifice things. I still put him before everything else.
For the first 18 months of little mans life, I never really left the house to do anything. I still did go to the gym a couple of times a week, but that was it.
The shift in my mentality now is that he is getting older. Soon he will be going to school. If I continue in this bubble of ‘us,’ I will be the lonely one when he starts to have friends and to have a social life of his own.
But what is me time? It can mean different things to different people.
Me time can be anything from having a bubble bath with a glass of wine, to sharing a bottle of wine with a friend. Going to the gym for an hour, or wandering round town staring in shop windows.
Everyone has a different meaning to the word ‘me time.’ It is unique to every single one of us.
We all struggle to get the right balance of me time, family time, work time, and spending time at home.
What I am slowly starting to come to terms with is, will there be a right balance?
I am such a routine led person that even my time is scheduled. I get annoyed if I don’t go to the gym at least 3 times a week, or if I have to cancel on a friend.
I put so much pressure on myself to get it right all the time, and that’s impossible for anyone.
The little person in my life is the one that matters the most. So whilst I try and figure it out, I will always make sure he is happy and healthy. I want to put him to bed as many nights as possible and make sure he is safe.
Then I can choose if I want to go to the gym, or just collapse in a heap on the sofa with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.
That’s all us mums want….me time!
Busy Working Mummy XOXO