What do I need?
This was the question Rod posed to me as we had a rare hour to just sit and chat yesterday afternoon. The first thing I came up with was "mindspace". I don't know if that's term anyone uses...if not, I just made it up!
I've been realizing with more clarity that, I need time alone to think and reflect and plan. By nature, I am a responder to people more than an initiator of tasks. Being a wife and mother of two, I have plenty of opportunities to respond to the needs and wants of people. And I completely enjoy doing it. I would love to just hang out with my kids and husband and not have to worry about keeping a household going.
But there's another intrinsic part of me that needs to create and express and put thoughts together and study and write and be challenged. And I need solitude and quiet in order to do things. In fact, I've discovered that I should probably even do grocery/menu planning when there's no one around!
Anyways, my son wants to play ball with me and even though I set the timer for ten minutes so that I could finish writing this, I'm feeling distracted, so I'm just going to sign off until I can get some more "mindspace".