What the heck does that mean? I can hear you asking it now so let me explain. And at the end of the post you can tell me if I’m crazy or not.
I love my work and I love being a mom but I also love just hanging out. Pure, guilt free, enjoying life. Maybe it’s a quick coffee with a friend, exploring a new bike trail, a Thursday night at the Whitewater Center. It could be something seasonal like apple picking or a fire on the deck with neighbors, or enjoying a cold craft beer at a local bicycle shop (The Spirited Cycle, Huntersville – who knew?!?!). Whatever it is I want more of it!
During my little blogging break my son and I spent a lot of time out and about. Not crazy exotic travels but small little adventures here and there and I think as a result I’m addicted. Trust me, I’m not having all of this fun with grownup friends or even in reality all the time, but I find myself constantly thinking about what we can do today. What we can do next.
The good thing about this little bug of mine is that it keeps us active and together as I feel the throws of middle school slowly pulling us apart. A wise person recently told me that with kids you get out what you put in. You reap what you sow, so to speak. While I’m not sure if that is 100% true I do feel like intentional time together (and apart) is worth a lot.
As a result I find myself in this never ending dilemma…do I write that blog post, do I finish the chapter in that book. Or, do I head over to the coffee shop and people watch or call a friend for a long overdue lunch?? If you’re wondering, today I wrote the blog post – from that favorite coffee shop while watching people – but just know that I’ve been simultaneously anticipating our weekend adventures in my head.
I know this season of life is temporary so I’ve decided to embrace it, less the mom-guilt, and forego the work or the daily to-do’s in lieu of some good old fashioned hanging out.
Cheers to all of your guilt-free weekend adventures!