Monday, June 8, 2015

Feeling Grateful

Do you ever have those moments that really open your eyes? For me it's usually in the hardest times that I realize how grateful I am for the little things. I also realize in those moments how ridiculous I can be sometimes. But it's human nature. We all have those moments that aren't exactly our best moments. Today I am going to focus on the good moments. What about you?

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.


Ember Grey


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12 comments:

  1. Enjoy!!!

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  2. Its so incredibly important to make time for ourselves. I'm really only just learning that now. Go you for making it a priority!

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  3. I yearn for time alone. It's a beautiful thing but I don't think we understand how much we need it until were forced to take alone time. I hope you use this time to find yourself and have some crazy dance parties alone! Those are always the best.

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  4. I totally get this feeling! Adam doesn't go out of town often but when he does it's always hard for me at first, we're so not used to being apart! But then I realize having the house to myself for a few days can be really nice, and I force myself to look at the bright side! :)

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  5. you know, yesterday I was able to go to walmart alone (I called Kenji about it someone needed to know) even if it was only for 20 minutes, I was alone and it was glorious! glad you were / are able to enjoy some YOU time!! xoxo

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  6. It really was nice. I do enjoy the quiet sometimes and it is needed!

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  7. Exactly! If we don't do it from time to time we will lose our minds! And absolutely to the crazy alone dance parties!

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  8. Its so nice to have no one to ask you for anything for a few days. You don't realize how much you do for others until you are alone. So nice!

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  9. That's great! It really is all about the little things girl! 20 minutes is 20 minutes! :)

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  10. Trish, I have been saving this post of yours to read when I finally had some time and today was that day :) I am so glad you found some quiet time... it's my most favorite time of every day- even if it's just for 10 minutes. Hope you're having a good week!

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  11. Thank you Emily. It really is so nice to find that time to just be alone and collect your thoughts. I hope you have a great week as well :)

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