Now this little family of mine is tentatively launched on their new trajectory, this ex-homeschool mummy needs to refill her bucket. If you are a mother you know how relentless and how emptying of self, mothering can be, it can totally empty us if we don’t take our self-care seriously.
So I’ve decided to take 14 days to refill my bucket. Each day I will do something intentional just for me. Me.
Day 1 after I dropped my son to school I went down the beach at Scarborough. First I walked along the beach and collected some sand blasted glass in lovely sea green and white.
Then I sat in a little organic cafe (Avida, lovely service, great coffee, heaters to take the winter chill off while you sit outside). I had a medium coffee (I always buy small, so a real treat) and slowly ate a slice of gluten free brownie while reading the paper. Bliss, but things I rarely take time to do.
Day 2 I got my hair cut in a new style.
Day 3 (today) Hubby and I went to the beach and had lunch together. We took wraps and BBQ’d them and drank Bundaberg ginger beer. Just the two of us. Sigh!