OK so you’ve read the title of this post, A little bit of ‘me time’, I wonder what springs to mind.
Well no! I’m not exactly a girlie girl. I’m more of a tomboy who has days pretending to be a lady!
I would love to be one of those women I see who look so effortlessly poised, elegant and just generally well put together. I’m afraid, even on the few occasions where I make the effort to look well-groomed, within hours the make up has either been miraculously, absorbed by my face or it has slid off, due to a hot flush and landed on my chest. Manicuring my nails is a pointless exercise, again within an hour the ends are chipped or one is broken, and I don’t know what strange substances I secrete but I am totally incapable of keeping clean nails, my hands always look like I’ve been either working in a garden or mucking out some stables.
Fashion isn’t really my thing, I’ve no idea what colour is ‘in’. I wear what is comfortable which normally boils down to a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and a fleece on top if the weather demands an extra layer. I can wear the same clothing for ages without really getting bored, as I’ve found on this trip, I have two pairs of jeans, one blue and one black, once again it helps, the less choice I have, the easier the decision-making process!
I’m so fortunate that the Hubster is oblivious to the fact that he is married to a complete and utter scruff bag, I like to think that maybe he has x-ray vision and can see through the total disaster on the outside and see the good that is within the packaging!
Yesterday and in fact at the moment, the Hubster has gone for a game of boules with ze French and ze Germans along with a couple of Dutch and Brits, it’s been discovered that he has a knack for boules, who’d of thought it? When they pick teams, they all want the Hubster on their team, yes he’s ‘that’ good!!
I’m sat here in Harry, it’s warm and cosy and quiet, I can hear Charlie’s heavy breathing as he sleeps at my feet. I’ve turned off the music and the TV is off. I have edited some photos (dotted through this post) that I have uploaded on to my on-line store
(http://www.photo4me.com/profile/photosbymo) and I now have my, thinking and writing time. It’s heaven! This is my kind of ‘me time’.
Editing photos is a time of sheer bliss, I play around with the photos I’ve taken. Some photos I take in the knowledge of how I will want to edit them, ie: convert them to black and white, add a textured layer or cut out, crop and frame etc. Others, I open and spend time just absorbing the image before I start to edit them. I don’t always keep my efforts but it is the most delicious way to spend a couple of hours.
Writing for me is a time when I can get all those niggling thoughts out of my head and down on paper (by that I mean the Laptop screen) Sometimes it will be poetry, sometimes just a list but more recently a blog post. I love it when I can take the time to find the words I need to express myself, rather than just throwing it out like a jotting in a diary. I know I can’t always find the time to savour this pastime, it’s something I’m going to work on in the future.
After I’ve pressed the publish button on my post, to make it go live on my blog, I feel a huge sense of relaxation takes over. I feel light and happy. I feel satisfied and even if a post isn’t read by anyone else but me, I feel as though I’ve created something. Something of my own, my words, my views and my images. It’s hardly art, it’s no painting, it’s not even particularly well written, there are very few words of wisdom, but it’s the way I talk, the way I think and it’s mine.
So as they say each to their own, whether it’s a beauty treatment, a good read or snuggling down to watch a film, we all have our own type of me time, but the result should always be the same, a time of relaxation doing what brings us a little bit of pleasure. I wonder what your ‘me time’ is? Feel free to share!