Perk # 64: Home Alone

My Favourite Room: The Sunroom

I love solitude.  However, a hectic work schedule combined with three children left very little “alone time” for me.  Most nights I would drop into bed shortly after tucking Ben in for the night and fall asleep mid “Hail Mary.”  Since my diagnosis, I have had more time to myself than ever before in my life.  And I’m lovin’ it!

Once the kids have left for school, I have six glorious hours to myself every weekday.  Sometimes I will pre plan my day, as I have to be sure to include the boring stuff, like doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping and paying bills.  Most days however, I awake to a blank slate which I can fill in any way I want.  Here are some of my favourites: go for a walk; do a meditation; cook a healthy pot of soup; sit in my sunroom with a cuppa and watch the seabirds; read; garden (in season); and catch up on emails to my friends.   As I pursue these stress relieving activities in complete silence, I know that I am creating an environment which is most conducive to healing.  Now, where did I put my seed catalogues?

Tip:  “Learn to enjoy your own company. You are the one person you can count on living with for the rest of your life”. (Ann Richards)

8 thoughts on “Perk # 64: Home Alone

  1. So true…I feel the same way. Since my Stage IV diagnosis my life is so much less stressful. I have a favorite spot under a big Chinese Elm next to a soothing fountain. I have to say that sometimes I feel guilty for having so much free time. To ease the guilt, I am available to run errands for my working friends!!

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