Thursday, March 26, 2009

Me Time….

If you are anything like me – that phrase means almost nothing to you.

Problem is we all need it to stay sane. I know I do. I need me time probably more than I need to eat. Not more than coffee, but certainly more than food. I would gladly miss a meal or two to have me time.

During the week—forget about it—ain’t happening. And on the weekends, I write.

Yes, writing is a solitary business and most (my HHB included) believes this is my alone time. But he doesn’t have voices in his head, or scenes playing in his mind that need to be written, so they leave me the heck alone. That is not alone time. That is writing time.

I actually started to make a list of the things I wanted to do with my time and the sad thing is, none of it seemed important. Which is the point of me time, right? See how long it’s been since I’ve had it – everything I do now, has to serve a purpose.

Here in lies the problem – if I had nothing to do, I’d be bored stiff, or so I think.

When did this happen? When did I become a timeoholic? I have no idea if this is a word, but it should be, don’t you think?

So here are a few things I fantasize about if I had “Me Time”:

Take a Vacation (who cares where as long as it’s all about me – just away)
Read a book from start to finish in one sitting
Take a long bath (maybe till the water turned cold)
Party – (yes it sounds childish, but I can't remember the last time I danced till dawn and didn’t worry about driving home, or who was around to see me looking stupid. So yeah – right now it sounds like a blast.)

Okay, enough of me being Eeyore – What would you do if you had the time?


Brandy W said...

Me time.....Hmmmmmmm.

Let's see. I don't even know where to begin. I can read a book start to finish since I don't have a day job and little man can entertain himself for the most part.

Maybe go to a spa and get pampered. That sounds like fun. Get my hair done, a facial and maybe even a nice massage.

Anonymous said...

Better myself at my hobbies. I love knitting, sewing, crochet, I want to learn photography... There are so many things I would love to learn but don't have the time.

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Have a massage!! Which is something I do splurge on every few months or so.
In my fantasy "me time" I would spend a whole day -- okay, let's make it a week -- at some expensive, exclusive spa! Sweet. :)

LKap said...

Wow there are some good ideas you guys....
Massage - oh yeah!!!
Hobbies - I'd love to do photography again - I sold my camera cause I didn't have the time for anything other than a point and shoot...LOL
Spa - Ah now that sounds nice.

Go, live and spend some time on yourselves :-)

Vicki said...

I'd spend the weekend at the beach. Shopping if I wanted, even if it was only window shopping. Reading and drinking Margarita's. In the evening, I'd watch the sunset and then...hmmmmm...then I really don't know.

It's true, me time seems like a thing of the past. Even when I do sit down to read, in the back of my mind I'm still thinking about what I should be doing.

Brandy, I love the spa and pampered thing. L, maybe we should look into a day at the spa. The HHB and Science Guy would go for it, don't you think? :)

Brandy W said...

Are HHB and Science Guy going with or staying back? T would totally want to go with.

Stephie Smith said...

I'd read while sipping margaritas. And I'd feel guilty the whole time because I would know that I should be writing. The only way I can let myself read anymore is to get on the treadmill. Believe me, that takes the guilt out of it.

Vicki said...

Brandy, I think HHB and SG would be happy to let us go by ourselves.

HHB would probably riding his motorcyle and SG would be doing something computerish.

LKap said...

Brandy -
Yep - what V said - No Men Aloud (snoopy voice here)...LOL (HHB really isn't into the whold spa thing - okay maybe a little, but certainly not all day)

Stephie -
Isn't that awful, we really need to give ourselves permission to do nothing. We deserve it, dang it!!! I say go drink margarita's and read!!

V - I'm thinking when we "Visit" RT - it's a girls weekend of everything you just said ;-D