Friday, January 6, 2012

Blog Dare Day 6 - My Special Place

The hardest thing I do is actually take some me time.  I am wrapped up into the lives of my family members, making sure all their needs are met, and most times, I forget me!  When I actually get around to some me time, I usually wait until my hubby has left for work, and my daughter is on the school bus.  What I do next is usually a secret, but I will share it with you.  On the days I take some me time, I grab my journal and my favorite pen and I crawl back in to my bed.  The TV will play music in the background and the fan will be blowing in my face as I stretch out thinking.  If  I can grab me time later in the day, I jump into my old recliner, grab my General Hospital blanket and start thinking.  Sometimes, late in the evening, I'll run a hot bath, light some candles, play some music, and sit in thought.  When my mind has finally finished sorting things, I pick up my journal and start writing down my thoughts.  There is no right and wrong way to put my thoughts on paper, but I find that by getting everything out, I feel better.  I start to realize that the things that seemed so horrible to me are not has bad as I had imagined.  When I am finished writing, all is right with my world again!

My special place is no place special, it is just somewhere I feel safe, warm, and able to be myself!  Do you have a special place?  What things do you do there?


LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Visiting (and following) from Blog Dare. Your journaling and thinking practices reminds me of a line from the episode of M*A*S*H when Radar went home, "Wherever you live, that's home." I think it's fabulous you have multiple places you feel comfortable.

I like my front porch. The only thing wrong with it right now is that there is no place to sit down.

Feel free to visit me at Back Porchervations anytime!

Katie Vyktoriah (Snugglebubby) said...

Writing is so therapeutic, and I wish I had more time to do it. I've kept a journal since I was about 9, and I've always loved it. Nowadays I blog instead, but I long for the days of grabbing a pen and a beautiful notebook and going to town! ;) Lovely post.

Discovering the Me in Mommy said...

ooh....i'm jealous you get to crawl back into bed alone! =)

Our 365 Days said...

GREAT POST!! I can 't wait until I have both kids and school and could actually get some ME time INSIDE my home...instead it's always at night after the boys are in bed and hubby is settled down...then I just take a drive and think.

Unknown said...

Visiting from The Blog Dare, I sometimes crawl back into bed after everyone has gone to school, work. But you'll really get laugh out of my special place... if you're interested stop by my blog

If you enjoyed your visit I'd love to have you stay as a reader :)

FYI - I tried your twitter follow and it's not clickable. Not sure if it's me or on your end, but I though you should know. I'll test it again the next time I visit :)