I left on Friday and came back Monday. My lovely Papa came out and stayed in my brother's summer house, so I wasn't totally all alone. We had breakfast and dinners together but spent the days doing our own thing. It was perfect.
The time spent alone was totally magic. As much as I love my family, my life, my everything, it is seldom I get the chance to be on my own in silence with my own self. It was liberating to be only me.
I thought I would get bored and restless, having so much alone time. I thought I would find it hard to fill the time. I thought I would sit and crochet all weekend on the porch. Or maybe do nothing at all in pure shock of not knowing what to do with all this alone time. Does that sound weird to you?
Well, I didn't do any of the above. The time went by in a flash and already at lunch on Saturday I felt I needed at least one more week to really be me with only me. I wanted more time, although my time had just started.
I went for walks. I listened to radio. I crocheted on the porch and made great progress on my Circle In Square Blanket WiP. I potted around in the house, walking bare feet on lovely thrifted rag rugs and discovered hidden wooden floors underneath the plastic carpet. I measured the house for the new drawings. I watched TV and felt bad for all the refugees coming in from Syria. I read magazines and picked an autumn bouquet of the flowers that are now blooming beautifully in our garden. I gave the flowers to my Mum in town, and spent my last night there.
Now I'm back home to kids, chaos and husband. And that feels good too. In a different way. I wouldn't say No to another mini break in the near future though. Life just rolls on in super speed. We never get the chance to stop and reflect. There should really be a law telling you to go on a mini break at least twice a year. Think about how much good that would do to us. Giving us the opportunity to re-connect with our souls to avoid burn outs and stress related sicknesses, to give us the chance to make major decisions in clarity without distractions. I'm all for it. If I was a politician this would be on my priority list. Together with 6 hour work days and much much more...