Day 5 – Alone

Prompt: How do you spend your alone time?

I am a single mama with a full-time job and two munchkins to care for. I tend to be wary of other people, so hiring a sitter only happens when something is a BIG deal. I don’t get a whole lot of alone time.

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I go to the gym most days to get away from everything. I don’t have much time there, but it keeps me sane. And then every other weekend, my kids see their dad from Friday night to Sunday afternoon/evening. That is when I have an opportunity to experience glorious solitude. Oh, and I bask in it!

I enjoy being able to have grown up time with friends, but I always like to schedule one of those days just for me. I wear comfy clothes and I enjoy being alone. I love ensuring that the house is completely silent for a bit. No music, no audio book, no kids, no phone. Just me.

I might take a nap (and typically do) or a bubble bath. I usually read something. Sometimes I will paint, clean or write. Occasionally, I will binge on movies, or a show. I also like to go for walks/runs when it’s nice outside. Sometimes I will just lay in the grass and look at the sky. Other times I will spend time working on goals and plans, although I have a day set aside for that every week. Sometimes I will work on a new furniture design that I think would be cool.

Basically, how I spend my alone time is however I want. 🙂 And I do so enjoy it.

What do you do with your alone time?

About Shannon Joy

I am a single mama with two incredible munchkins. I confuse most people and the deeper you delve into the rabbit hole, the more lost you will become. I play a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by experiences and grace and perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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2 Responses to Day 5 – Alone

  1. Tikeetha T says:

    Sleep. I’m always sleep deprived.

  2. Johnny Cross says:

    Hehe, spend it chatting with You! 😛

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