Taking the plunge into the journey of motherhood is the most rewarding but it comes with a most demanding role. In between the role of a mother and a wife sometimes I ask myself, ” Where is ME?” It might sound familiar to all moms on this planet and the rest of the world will be a bit confused that what is she talking about? How a person can’t have an ME-time in a whole day.
Yes, exactly the Whole day =24 hours= 1,440 minutes and as a mom, i can’t get to squeeze some time out of 1,440 minutes !
When I was blessed with my son, Aayan – 7 years back; I was into my own dream world as everything revolves around him and time flies just like that from days to months to years. Growing with him are the best moments of my life. I have learnt a lot during this journey and as a first-time mom.
Probably when I joined back my office that guilt was always there leaving him behind and that thought of Me-time never came into my mind. As every day was rushing from office to childcare to home and afterwards spending time with him.
2 years back when my daughter Kaira was born and I choose to become a Stay-at-home-Mum(SAHM) with a total breastfeeding baby, I had a ZERO Me-time again but I was very happy to continue my breastfeeding for so long though that means sleepless nights and only going out to shopping malls with nursing rooms.
Managing two kids at home and not losing my temper with keeping my sanity itself was a big task. As my son started with his primary and my daughter started with her solids, I got only a few minutes in a day to call my own.
Only ME-time is the early morning after sending my son to his school and before my girl woke up or in the night when they are off to sleep. Being a VIRGO it is almost difficult to close my eyes to the home full of toys in every possible corner like an aftermath of a tornado and food on the table, carpet or that matter anything not in its own place which my hubby keep on reminding not to stress yourself with everything.
What exactly I do in my “ME-time” ? Is it like squeezing everything in that time or finding some peace and close my eyes. Some of the top favourite thoughts would definitely be – Shopping, manicure-pedicure and so on !! Seriously I am not good in any of these and I hardly engage myself into it.
Well !! Some of my favourites activities are …..
I have started blogging sometime back when I felt like writing about my kids growing years, parenting stories, travel experiences, cooking and slowly fall in love with it. I felt that even if it is the little bit to share my thoughts I was happy to achieve something every day. Isn’t it that what Me-time is all about – feeling good !!
2. Cooking/Baking :
Trying something new and to cook for my family is always what I love to do and I got the chance to do it more when Aayan wants to bake with me, so what else can be a beautiful way to spend my time. Cooking is solely me but baking is many times with my kids.
3. Photography :
Though I am still an amateur but I love to clicks photos be it on my phone or on my camera. Only trying can take us to the perfection, so hoping for the best in coming years.
4. Scrapbooking / Crafts:
I started making a scrapbook during my 1st pregnancy and captured every detail on a monthly basis but with 2 kids now it has taken a backseat but it is one of the beautiful “me” time to relive my memories. Crafts with my kids is another wonderful way to enjoy and most of the time D-I-Y is what I totally appreciate. Creating something out of what you have is the best to learn and making a masterpiece.
5. Time spent with my hubby :
This is the best “ME’time” of all which I am enjoying from more than a decade now. From College friends to a couple to parents now, we have seen a lot more in our life than the years we have been together. So you might guess from how long we are married ! I feel the best part of a married life is that you have a friend, a companion, a lover , a spouse who is always there to hold your hands, a shoulder to just relax and close your eyes, an ear to hear you and no matter how your life is !!
There are a lot of small things which I might not have mentioned here but they are definitely part of my life and making it so beautiful and lovely it is today ! Probably you all will be having your own way of “Me-time” and I will love to hear it. Do share it in the comments below.
This post is the part of the Blog train hosted by Danessa from Prayerfull Mum ! It came to me at the right[Me-time} Birthday month !
Next in the blog train is Ashlyn Thia who shares her walk of faith, love and joy as a full time working mummy to 1. Many years back, she prayed for a child but God didn’t send her one immediately. Instead, he waited and blessed her with a daughter at the perfect timing. He continued to be her center of life, guide and lead her new journey. She writes about her life, faith, parenting, child, travel and crafting”adventures”- yes, many ups & downs !
Check out her blog tomorrow to see how she likes to spend her me-time !!