It’s Sunday afternoon and the weekend isn’t finished yet but it’s been a really good one.
Of course when the sun is out, as it is today in Melbourne, the whole world looks more lovely in my eyes, but right now I’m feeling particularly calm and relaxed.
I can’t put my finger on one thing specifically, just the collection of all the things I’ve done have left me replenished.
It started with an early morning weight training session yesterday.
When my alarm went off at 5.45 am I groaned – It’s not my normal wake up time and as is the case, it took ages to fall asleep the night before, the sleep was restless and I was afraid I’d sleep through my alarm. My personal trainer assures me this is normal and when I start to do it more often, that anxious, restless sleep will give way to a deeper appreciation of being up early.
Despite the early start, the training session was rejuvenating.
Then, while my husband took our son to his regular Saturday morning activity, I got to have coffee and breakfast on my own while setting up Mailchimp for this site, then a massage and lunch on my own. Peace and quiet in my own head – no one asking me to do anything. I was able to focus on my getting my mailing list working and looking pretty.
I love Saturday mornings. It’s the one morning of the week I get to myself – something I treasure and look forward to every week.
This morning I went to church. Time was ticking, no-one else in the house was ready to go, so I decided going on my own. It meant that I could sit with my own thoughts and soak up the post Easter ambience without needing to keep a child sitting still.
After church I had an hour to myself in a cafe in Albert Park while waiting to have lunch with my sister.
Did I mention the sunshine – it’s fabulous today. I feel so much better when it’s sunny.
Most of all, I think I’m just happy to be able to write.
I didn’t realise how much I needed this, but now that I’ve started, it’s pulling me in.