That stank.Posted: September 25, 2014
I often miss living alone.
I like feeling like I have an entire space to myself to do whatever I like at any volume.
I like putting something in a spot and it not moving unless I move it.
I like the freedom of not being accountable to housemates.
But I ALSO super love living with my partner, and my kids, and my best-ever room-mate. There are so many benefits to living together the way that we do, and they overshadow those items above.
One of the things that I adore about being in an open relationship is when Shawn has a date and I do not have plans of any kind, other than with my self. He gets to go out and socialize and romance and do whatever the heck he wants and I get to stay home and blast a play list and clean out the disgusting fridge.
Seriously. It had a SMELL.
And then later, when we get the chance to reconnect, I’m in a better space because I met my own needs and Shawn is in a better place because he has had some new and stimulating experiences and we get to share with each other and bring a richness to each others’ lives that we wouldn’t have had without our time apart.
I love being social, in and out of my home, but I also love my alone time. It gives me the mental space to organize my life and to re-charge so I can be an active participant in social time.
On this day:
in 2013 – about walking back into the shadows of my past, to bring out the light and heal
in 2012 –
in 2011 – I forgot that Baby Molly’s hair was so curly. I’d like to say that she’s less messy of an eater now but actually, the opposite is the truth.
in 2010 –
in 2009 –
in 2008 –
in 2007 – I’m still really into 3 of these things
in 2006 – I AM WEARING THAT SCARF RIGHT NOW! And also, that spending budget did not last long but the grocery budget really really did!