Saturday, February 12, 2011

me time.


though i've never lived alone (always with girlfriends or this or that boyfriend) sometimes when husband is working for much of the day and into the evening, it feels quiet and i might pretend what it's like to.


i work out at the gym and might not shower right when i get home because who cares that i smell like sweat?

finally after a bubble bath, i'll put on a face mask + pore strip and attempt to pluck my eyebrows with music blaring from the other room. i might take a break from the tweezers (my eyebrows are in such a sad state) and dance around to elton john's "crocodile rock."

i'll put on sweats and have a date with my netflix queue (a greek foreign film + documentary tonight) while eating peanut butter straight from the jar.

i'll sit outside and let the dogs run around our backyard while i sip on some wine...

and enjoy the quiet.


enjoy "me" time. 

i imagine living alone would be like the above photograph or this one i really love.




harmless, because i'm the happiest girl when he kisses me hello again.


( image : no direction )

24 comments:

*Trisha* said...

Ahhh, I love this post!

'Me time' is so essential. Sounds like you know how to do it (:

Claire Kiefer said...

Me time is great time. I live alone, so I get it regularly. Although not as much as one might expect, given how infrequently I am home. But the nights I get to take a bath, put on a face mask, and give myself a mani/pedi while watching tv spread out on the couch? Those are the best nights, hands down.

Although, I imagine that being kissed hello again makes it all the more magnificent. I hope one day.

Tillie said...

That photograph looks like a dream I have every now and then.

Me time is super important... I just got back from sitting in the park all afternoon with my journal. It was pretty awesome.

xx

Kaileen Elise said...

Good for you :) It's important to take time for yourself. Peanut butter out of the jar and pups playing in the yard... sounds delightful!

Stephanie said...

I've never lived alone either!! It was always my mom and then always Gage, then Zac too.
But I do enjoy having the house to myself when Zac is at his dad's and Gage is at a friends house.
Ohhh, to lay on a bed and smoke a cigarette! That looks sooo nice. haha.

So, I just got back from seeing "Blue Valentine" and it was ah-may-zing!! So good, so sad.

ag. said...

I really love this post. I so know what you mean, I love to be able to turn the music so loud or watch my girly shows...but love nothing more than when my guy comes home!

Elaine said...

ooohhhh --- what i would give to have some "me" time.

but with a hubby and a toddler, that isn't so easy to come by nowadays. it's difficult to even find the time to just breathe for myself especially when the little man is running about. and when he is asleep, i tend to conk out right with him.

*sigh* some me time would be nice just about now.

Alyssa said...

Its fun to pretend you live alone :)

{dancing around like a dork would most definitely be the best bit! Though when no ones home and i dance around i almost always get caught by my neighbours lol}

Megan said...

I always need "me time", there is nothing I love more then having my house all to myself to play my music and just lounge around.

this is me. said...

me time is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves.

Sarah said...

Aww, this is so sweet. I've never lived alone either. Usually with boyfriends, occasionally with roommates. I know all about wishing for that experience, too. And yet, at the end of the day I'm so happy I have someone (and also a pretty cute dog) to come home to. I just carve some private space for myself from our communal area. :)

Cassie said...

I think we all need 'me time' to stay sane!

Sounds like you know just the way too.
xx

Chelsea Lane said...

me time is the happiest time ever. and now I've got a craving for peanut butter (on an oatmeal muffin, with a liiiiittle maple syrup drizzled over...) :)

xo I love your blog. following for sure now!

Lauryn said...

I love that entire list! It all sounds so simple and so relaxing. Having me time is sooo important! I'm sure keeping it a priority even after you're married is definitely going to be beneficial :) It's good for the soul!

Gale said...

aww i love this. currently, i have a lot of 'me time' when hubs is at work. i used to be awesome at me time, but now i think i'm having trouble with it and cannot seem to relax lately:/ and it's beginning to become a real problem i'm noticing. i need to get my groove back girl!

yours, as well as, other blogs are so inspirational. i love your view on life:) keep rocking and being you!

April said...

It's so nice when my roommate is in class or at work and I can run around naked and have some 'me' time. I quite like 'me' time too!

Claudia said...

OH I want some me time!!! Enjoy yours!

Karolina said...

It's great time. I love it as well. The world slows down a bit. It's wonderful.

<3
K

Claire said...

Ive never lived alone, but I love my own company. I also love when he comes home and I'm not alone again :) x

Kara said...

What a lovely post! I've never lived alone, either, but I SO cherish the times when my roommates/boyfriends have been gone and I get to spend the day doing whatever I want.

For example.

Today I have the day off and Ryan is at work. I slept til 10:45, shopped at Big Lots (lol), went through the drive-thru at Starbucks, went through another drive-thru to get a breakfast burrito from our local 'Rico's and have spent the ENTIRE afternoon in blog land! It's nice to date myself sometimes :)

Marisa said...

I love this picture.... so me!

I wish you would tell me what bubbkle bath you use. I have the hardest time finding ones I like... nothing better!

xoxo

green tea and red nails said...

i love 'me' time! I have never lived by myself either and sometimes think it would be nice (i would probably get over it in about a month) to be able to do all those girly things (and spend hours trawling blogs) withough having to explain why! haha!

xx

Karina said...

I love my time with my family, and please do not get me wrong, but I love my ME time. It's so important especially when I feel overwhelmed. During my me time I tend to have the music really loud, sing and walk around in my undies and dance around!!

Kristin W said...

My husband travels a lot for his job. One of my favorite "alone time" activities is to sit outside and drink wine while the dogs play. Netflix ranks pretty high too :)

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