Embracing freedom

Saturday, January 30, 2010

the saying is that it is all in the attitude. And I have decided that instead of dreading the next two weeks while Ian is not here, I will embrace the freedom of it. I do not have a great deal of freedom as I am so imbedded in my job. I have daily deadlines to meet and I have to work consistently to hit them.

But, I do not work all the time, and I have gained a few hours of freedom per day by Ian being gone. So, I am going to use the planner to plan my time. I have also decided to not let those well meaning people intrude on my freedom. My son and daughterinlaw came up for the weekend (I wanted to enjoy having them all to myself) so I have not been alone. And I find myself looking forward to "alone." Looking forward to the freedom to eat exactly what I want to eat. The freedom to contemplate. The freedom to exercise at will - including the freedom to walk down the middle of the street which drives Ian crazy. Tomorrow, I am taking Spanky for a walk and I am walking down the middle of the street.

Its what I want to do!
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    Oops - double post - spastic fingers.
    3211 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/4/2010 10:56:50 AM
    I can definitely relate. When the hubby is out of town, which is REALLY rare, I get to live entirely on my schedule (well, mostly - I still have a 14-year-old at home). With that freedom comes the ability to eat entirely my way. I love veggies and all sorts of healthy foods. I can cook my way because I don't have to accommodate his eating habits. I also tend to stay at home more and watch less TV and all sorts of things.

    On the other hand, I have a lot more responsibilities (chores) too. Feed the kitties every morning, clean the litter boxes, make sure they have plenty of water, take out the trash, make sure the outside cats have food, etc, etc, etc.

    Anyway...Enjoy your temporary freedom!
    3211 days ago
    I was never an "alone" person. I've been in my current relationship since my senior year of HS so I never experienced life alone and I didn't know how to deal with it. When I went through my separation last year, I learned how to live "alone" and I loved it! Yes, I had the kids, but I enjoyed watching TV whenever I wanted. I got more done around the house. I could go to bed at 8:00 if I wanted (with my son). It didn't matter.

    Enjoy the time alone because before you know it, things will change and you'll have him back and you'll be missing the freedom!
    3211 days ago
    Wonderful! Actually, it is very nice to have some alone time - time where your rhythm can be absolutely your own. I hope you can really enjoy that time.

    3216 days ago
    What a great attitude! You should enjoy your time alone - most of us dont get much of it. And, have fun taking up the whole street on your walk :)
    3216 days ago
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