I think I’ve reached a lifetime low

My husband and I made an agreement… I get up at 6am, and I can work six hours straight, then he needs to go. Part of me thinks that’s uncool that I’m on the unpleasant end of the schedule, but I’ll take it.

I’m get time to do what I need to do–Yes, and I don’t even have to lock myself in a room to do it (that never really works anyway). I thought of going to my station to write and edit, but even the office has it’s own slew of distractions. I decided to a restaurant with wifi, where no kids (who need me) can bug me, and no one I know will talk to me.

Peace and quiet. Alone time.

I would have never thought that I–The most social person on the planet–Would covet time alone so much.

So excuse me while I polish off my egg mcmuffin and wash it down with OJ. It may be the buttcrack of dawn, and slightly sad how excited I was to wake up and drive to a fast food restaurant to work. But I’m alone, and I’m lovin’ it.

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Sol says:

Sounds like the perfect plan! Even the most extroverted person will need time to themselves. Enjoy!

Erika says:

I completely understand! We all need to sit and just “be.” It’s time to really focus on work so when you return to the babies they can have your undivided attention. Plus, quiet time helps you recharge in general:).

kimberly says:

Girl, get your peace where ever you find it. I home school so my kiddos are with me 24/7. My planning time is after everyone goes to bed. I’ve tried during the day, but every five minutes someone has an emergency that only mama can handle. I give up my going to bed early for my peace to plan. You do what you have to do.

Amber says:

Alone time is everything! Enjoy those moments!

It is not easy to find alone time to really focus on your work. I’ve tried doing the coffee house thing, but there are way too many distractions. It sounds like you have a good set up. I hope it continues to work out for you all.

Keep your head up, mama. You are doing an awesome job.

Ahh, alone time! Even if it is for work and McD’s before the rest of the world is snoozing. Hope it all goes well with the new set up!

I’ve done it before. Snuck off somewhere to be alone. Actually all I did was sit in my car. I felt bad afterward but sometimes you need a minute. Hope you had a productive alone time! And FWIW- it’s not at ALL a “lifetime low”

Alice Anne says:

Ha ha ha… I spent my birthday at the library BY MYSELF and it was absolutely wonderful! Kids can drive you nuts. And something about their presence makes it impossible to get work done! 🙂

Quiana says:

I feel ya! When my daughter’s at school all day it’s such a blessing to be able to focus on work uninterrupted then still have quality time (and daylight!) with her before her dad gets home. Best of both worlds!

Mari Corona says:

6AM wake up!!! wow. Always enjoy your shares 🙂

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get things done!

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