R left early yesterday morning for a business trip. It is his first business trip since we have moved in together. He will be gone for 4 days. I was upset about this at first, but have come to see it as a blessing. I haven't had a minute to myself since we moved in together. Between moving, kids, and events, we have been on the go non-stop.
I stepped back this morning and realized I needed some alone time. I needed time to practice my yoga, lay around in my pajamas, work on my blog, and most importantly a quiet house. I will get 4 full days of quiet. This is huge for me. I came from living by myself in a quiet environment to a house with 2 part time loud kids.
It also brings me to my 1 month point of surviving new things. I have lived here for 1 month and although it hasn't been the easiest transition, I have finally felt grounded enough to get back to doing the things that make me happy. Even though R is away this week, I still have the beautiful flowers he sent to me on Wednesday sitting on the kitchen table to remind me that he loves me.
Now it's time to use this time wisely and embrace the silence. Today I am grateful for the time alone to collect my thoughts and get back to balance. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Keep a grateful heart through it all and it will all be okay.