Like most Moms of young children I don't get much time to myself. I have time with one or two kids and that is somewhat of a break. But time all on my own, that rarely happens. I was lucky enough, one evening at track, to have my hubby pick up Jack and take him home. He hadn't been feeling well so we didn't want him out too long. Since the girls were practicing I decided to walk. And I walked and walked and walked. No headphones. No kids. No conversation. Just me and my thoughts. I felt like I could start skipping. I felt free and lighter and more grounded somehow. Just one hour all by myself felt like a renewal.
It serves as a good reminder just how much we Moms need that time. Just a few minutes to not be needed immediately. To not be running between tasks or fulfilling a need or tending to others. To let our brains unwind and calm down.
This walking path has become a happy place for me. I wish I could say I get on it often but I am lucky to walk alone once every other week. It isn't much but I'll take it.