What is "me" time when you are a mum and a wife? For me, I devote my whole life to my husband and kids. I don't have a social life at all. I rarely get to do things I want to do and I rarely get what I want so "me" time is very important for me to keep myself sane. I demand it and sometimes it is hard to let go but I try to find the best time for me to be away from husband and kids without them going nuts.
My definition of "me" time is when I devote my time to do something I want to do. Focus is on me and only me. Sometimes I am successful and other times I fail miserably but at least I know it is my choice. For example, I planned to do "me" time shopping at KLCC one morning. I told my husband that when the kids are in school, I will be in KLCC shopping. Not necessarily buying something and spending money but maybe just window shopping. For clothes, makeup or whatever I want, new shoes maybe. But at soon as I got to KLCC, they had firedrill! Can you believe it??? Of all days, the universe decided to have firedrill on the day I want to go to KLCC to shop. Why can't it be somewhere else? Of all places, I wanted to be in KLCC that day. All shops were closed and I had to wait about 30-45 minutes in the car before they let us in. I was annoyed.
Finally when they did allow all of us back in, I went into ZARA, tried on a few things but didn't like any and didn't want to buy for the sake of buying. Finally, I ended up in Smiggle and got shit loads of stuff for the kids instead. #epicfail
I'm beginning to see that everyone has their own struggle. Every family have their own issues and worries. It is all very normal and I'm starting to see that. Nothing is perfect. Instagram, Facebook and even blogs can hide all these imperfections in a person's life but trust me, real life can't be all that perfect.
Today as I am typing this, I am enjoying my "me" time with a dear friend. She's late (pfft) and I am just sitting here waiting to kill her.
Whatever it is, I know for the next few hours, I'll be in good company and I'll forget all the troubles and laugh out loud. Life is good. Always be thankful, grateful and remember that grass is always greener on the other side.
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