It’s 5.30am on a Saturday morning, and I’m sitting in our living space, watching the sun slowly brighten the sky. The house is peaceful, my mind is still and all I have before me is my coffee and toast.
I have fallen out of the early morning waking habit (thank you injuries, thank you house extension, thank you life), but I’ve gently reminded myself that it is indeed my favourite time of the day and entirely worth the sleep-sacrifice to grab some quiet space.
Sure, doing it every morning isn’t possible, but on the days when I can manage it, my mental well-being is so much clearer. Plus, usually these are the mornings where I go out for a run, so there’s that too.
In fact, I should be getting ready for my run, rather than procrastinating with this post, but I felt compelled to capture my realisation that the early-morning moments are owned by those who choose to take them.
Happy Saturday x
It’s Wednesday, I’ve just dropped the kids at school/preschool and so I find myself with a spare 15 minutes. Before I know it, my car has sped around the corner and parked, my legs have hiked me up the hill and without conscious effort, I’ve got coffee and the world’s prettiest granola bowl.
The last few weeks have been lovely as school was out for the winter. Grimace and the boys managed a lovely balance of adventures and home time, all the while I was resting up thanks to an awkward mishap. I’ll spare you the details, but one greenstick and an ambo ride meant I was destined for no where, but the couch. And I’m not going to lie to you, I enjoyed it immensely. Sure, the pain and sleepness nights weren’t great, but I revelled in the lack of responsibility. I helped my body to heal with rest, reading and physio exercises. Always looking for the positives in any experience, I found relaxation.
As the two weeks wore on, Grimace’s holidays wore out and before I knew it, I was back to family responsibility. Hello chores, shoelaces and snotty noses. But, also cuddles, lunchboxes and playing. So it’s not all bad.
But, eating my granola and drinking my coffee this morning has awoken that same carefree state I had on the couch, if only for a moment. You see, I’ve remembered the washing to hang out, the dishwasher to unstack and all those errands I have on the always-full To Do List.
Happy Wednesday x