Saturday, August 18, 2012

Two have flown the COOP!!!!

Starting tomorrow I will only have one left in the proverbial 'nest'.  Somehow time seems to have slipped by and let my children grow into adults and leave (okay...they have left, but the whole 'adult' thing is debatable!!).  I'm not really sure I am ready for them to leave, but at this point I really don't have an option.  As a mother I tend to feel as though a huge part of my life is 'mothering'.  I fear for my youngest because he is going to take on the load of mothering that I have to give.  I've already volunteered to be a team mom for the freshman football team, and he kindly reminded me to learn to 'say no'.  In all honestly, I'm hoping that one of the benefits to mothering one child at home will be allowing myself for more ME TIME!!!!  I know that I won't have anyone at home waiting for me to pick them up from school, or waiting for me to get home from work.  No demands to be make dinner, drive here and there....the time is MINE...ALL MINE!!!!

Here are a few of my 'plans' I will weave into my spare time to strengthen my sense of SELF!!!
  • Exercise 5x a week
  • Find a craft on Pinterest and CRAFT!!! (Once a month???)
  • Blog! 
  • Try a new recipe once a month
  • Go out with friends once a month!!
  • Ditch nap-time
Doable??  I do believe!!  Believing that I can is obviously going to be the first step to success!!!   Of course, it will also be crucial for me to overcome my SERIOUS obsession with taking a nap in the afternoon.  Naps are my 'guilty pleasure' (and maybe some Christian Grey....) Nothing like a few good zzzzz's to get me going for the rest of the evening!!!

What do you do to preserve or strengthen your sense of self? How do you stick to goals or plans that you set for yourself?? 

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