One of my favorite things about the relationship that Dominic and I have is the respect and support we have for each other. We talk about it all the time and I think that it’s why we’re still such a strong couple.
Don’t get me wrong, we definitely have our moments….
Okay, it’s me, I more so have my moments….
I know, you’re shocked. Me too ;)
I actually wrote about this a few weeks ago…but lately, I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed.
Being a stay at home mom is something that I am so grateful to get to do, but it also means that I don’t get much time to myself. To process my thoughts, work on projects, have real conversations, or to just sit down and write.
Sure, I get nap times and bed times, but I’m still in the house. Which is not always the most inspiring place when I’m there basically 24/7.
I’ve talked to Dominic about how I’ve been feeling and we decided that we kinda both need a little alone time. Just because he’s not technically home, he’s still not alone. He works, and when he gets home, he’s exhausted. So we watch a little Netflix and go to bed.
Basically, he’s also in need of a little alone time.
So we’ve come up with a plan.
Dominic gets two days off each week. We’ve decided that the first day that he’s off, I’ll go out for a few hours in the evening and then he’ll do the same thing the next day he’s off.
Last night, I was sitting in Panera with an M&M cookie, drinking the most delicious caramel latte, jamming to the Mumford & Sons’ Pandora station (Add this station to your Pandora list, you won’t be sorry! This was one of my faves that came on. LOVE.), and writing this.
I wrote a list of things that I wanted to accomplish while I was there on a little coffee date with myself and I am feeling inspired to do as much of it as possible. And then some.
Having this time to myself, without worrying about the laundry, or emptying the dishwasher, or taking Charlie out, or entertaining Olivia is going to be exactly what I need once a week to get things done, and get myself a little more organized.
I am so lucky to have somebody who is so supportive, understanding, and always down for a compromise.
And to think that soon…I’ll be married to him.
Lucky, lucky, lucky :)
Tomorrow’s Friday, yay!