The other night I went out with a few ladies from church. It was a nice quiet night without the worries of kids waking up or getting out of bed without reason. It was nice to be Jackie without being Mama for a couple hours. On the way home, no surprise to anyone who knows me, I missed my exit & ended up on the nearly deserted highway longer than anticipated. (No, not a few hundred miles, thanks, but simply an extra exit.) During that stolen time alone in the car I got to thinking just how infrequently I'm alone anymore. I'm pretty sure it's been at least 2 years, 11 months since I went to the bathroom by myself. Not that I'm counting or anything.
Earlier this week I came by a special at the 24-hour fitness near our house &, after a year of talking about it, finally joined. The clincher was that, for $15 a month, I can drop off the girls while I work out + Kalea didn't cry one bit while I was taking the tour.
In any case, it made me think about taking time for me. It's really easy to focus on toddler.baby.husband.work.house.everything.else.but.me but to purposely take time for myself seems selfish. But, I know it's not & I'm trying to get back to time for me. And, I'm even thinking about starting to go to spin class. Call me crazy, but I'm all in.
How do you find (or take!) time for yourself?