I've been so busy lately. Work, planning our holiday, just general life stuff. It can be so easy to lose yourself in being busy. But if I've learnt anything over the last few years, it is that there are some things you just have to make time for, family, friends, self. Stopping whatever is making me busy to spend time on these things is always so rewarding because it renews my spirit, gives me the strength to keep going. When I don't stop I feel myself being slowly worn down and I end up less productive as a result.
Last weekend was a time out weekend. Ok, so I did do some chores and other necessary life stuff, but I spent a good chunk of it catching up with friends, dancing and just vegging out.
S and I have not been dancing as much as usual. We have been busy and sick and somehow got out of the routine. But on Friday we headed out to test my new shoes and had a fantastic time. I just adore dancing with him, it was an absolutely blissful few hours.
Then, two of my best friends and I managed to organise to get together in record time. It usually takes us weeks to find a time when we are free, but we clearly all needed a few hours of girly chat, so we made Sunday morning work. We gathered over delicious, enormous breakfasts to chat, share stories and wisdom, commiserate about the craziness of life and re-affirm our friendship. I felt absolutely rejuvenated by our time together. Those girls are worth their weight in gold.
In between S and I spent some quality time communing with the couch. Curled up together on our not quite big enough couch, we caught up on movies, chatted and napped. He brought me cups of tea and chocolate and rubbed my feet. It was like a holiday for the soul.
This week is as busy as ever but somehow it doesn't feel as hard. Just those few hours of time out have given me all the strength I need. It really is that easy.