I am having a “Me Party” today. I think the sadness of Mr. P’s death plus some ridiculous work drama has caused me to go into a seclusion of sorts. I went to work and then I got off at 1 pm, I went straight to the movies and saw The Sound of Music. By the time I got home, Trae had left to go play hockey. I put on a pretty nightgown and then put Ever After on (love Netflix). I have seen the movie over a dozen times, making it one of my favorite comfort movies. The cats are cuddled around me and I am finally starting to relax. It feels good to focus on me.
I think one misconception of marriage is that you must be with your spouse at all times. Sometimes, however, you need to reconnect with yourself. If you are worn out, then you will not be able to be the best spouse possible. It is good to take time for yourself and do something you truly enjoy doing. I am lucky because I get to have a mini-“Me Party” almost every Monday and Wednesday night for a few hours while Trae plays hockey. I tend to write during those times and do some housework-occasionally I will hang out with friends; the important thing is that I am trying to destress and take care of myself so I can be the best spouse possible.