Yesterday I was able to leave work early and spend some much-needed time to myself. While preparing to leave my old job and begin the journey of starting a new job, I worked 18 days straight and had little time to just relax and breath.
I performed the perfunctory task of cleaning my house, I visited my mom and I went out for dinner with a friend. It was a great afternoon and once I was ensconced in the comfort of my living room, Mother Nature provided a great show of pyrotechnics last night for my amusement. I lit the candles, extinguished the lights and let the smooth harmonic blend of The Tenors wash over me as I watched the lightning dance outside my window.
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I had a nice leisurely morning pulling myself from under the covers much later than usual and enjoyed a few cups of the “liquid of the Gods” known as coffee. My laptop welcomed me with open arms and we spent a few hours writing together.
It amazes me that a few simple hours spent away from the constraints of reality can make such a difference. Although I am truly a ‘people person’, I enjoy my solitude immensely. I am ready to tackle the next few days remembering the cherished moments I just spent with my puppy dog with no outside distractions until we can close the door on the world once more and take those fleeting minutes to just breathe.