Friday, 30 December 2011

Feel like running away?

I did think that maybe by the age of 35 years old, I might have given up the notion of "running away", it seems though, that the concept still sits in my brain as a way to "deal" with some situations. *smile* I don't imagine there are many parents who haven't, at one time or another, wanted to run away, nor anyone else for that matter!

When I get the impulse to run away from home, it is time for me to stop, take stock and do a bit of a review. The main conclusion that I reach is that it is definitely time for some uninterrupted "me" time. Time when I get to do whatever I want, eat whatever I want and most importantly, when I want and do the things that make me happy.

I don't consider this as selfish, I most certainly don't feel any guilt whatsoever about taking time out to be Roxanne the person rather than Roxanne the mother, the partner, the author, the artist or any of those other things...just time to be me!

The power of taking time out when your body requires it lies in your ability to rejuvenate, feel blessed, relaxed, pampered (whatever it is that reminds you that you are a divine and beautiful being) and when you return, you are far more able and willing to give in whatever capacity you are being asked to. I call this time "cave dwelling" time, and it comes around a couple of times a year; almost due I'm thinking *smile*

It is important for you to take this time (even if it is a small increment of only an hour to go for a walk on your own, or *gasp* a night away) With the constant business which defines a great deal of most people's lives, it is sometimes difficult to remember who you are and to love and nurture yourself as much as you would anyone else.

Take time out for you: don't buy into guilt or martyrdom, you are too important for that.

With love and light

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