I told John last weekend, even before the craziness of this week unfolded, that I needed to take a mental health day.
I've been overwhelmed lately with all that's on my plate and I know when I feel like this that one of the best things I can do (for myself and my family) is to get away and decompress. I planned to get away this afternoon because Sunday is a low key day for us, and it's generally a good time for me to leave.
I've been looking forward to this date with me, myself, and I all week long.
I have no idea what I'm going to do.
I was hoping to go see a movie because I love going to the movies by myself (don't have to share popcorn!) but there is nothing on that I care to see. I was bummed that the new Matthew McConaughey & Jennifer Garner movie isn't out yet. It looks cute, and I never ever mind watching MM on the big screen.
I could go to Michael's and look around.
Or TJ Maxx. Or Target. But NOT the mall. I hate the mall.
I could go to Starbucks, get a chai, hang out with my laptop and get caught up on all my blog reading.
I could browse the scrapbook store. Or my favorite downtown bookstore.
I could go on a hike, even though it's a bit chilly today.
I could hang out at the library with a stack of books or maybe a magazine.
I will probably grab something yummy for dinner. I love eating by myself at restaurants.
I thought about asking a friend to join me, but you know what? I just really enjoy being alone. My introverted soul needs some rest from the madness. Some space to breathe and just "be". As much as I love my friends, I know that today needs to be about caring for me.
So...my afternoon is wide open. I have no idea how to best spend this time, but I'm so looking forward to it! Ciao!