The Mom Escape

Every mom needs an escape. While raising the next generation, it’s very easy for moms to lose their sense of self. Trust me, I speak from experience. I spent a decade and a half to devoting every single second of my life to my children and running our everyday lives. I lost who I am at the core of my being. It’s not necessarily a bad thing; it’s just what happens. As the boys are getting older and finding out who they are, I have been doing some deep inner searching. What do I enjoy? What do I love to do? Guess what. I had no idea. So, I have started going back to what I used to enjoy. I love reading. That never went away actually. That has always been my escape. My guilty pleasure. I go through waves where I read a book or more a day. I don’t sleep much during those times. I get in trouble with the hubbs during those times too. So, I try and find new things. My love of reading is actually what brought me to reading about herbalism and growing plants. I have rediscovered plants. In highschool, I was on the floriculture team. I forgot how much digging in the dirt, planting seeds, and watching new life sprout can be relaxing. There is nothing like the musty scent of churned earth. I now have 18 new house plants. If you can’t already tell, I can become rather obsessive about things. Another hobby I have started is becoming a hot tea connoisseur. I love black tea with a bit of sugar and a splash of milk. I’m trying to go beyond that and try other flavors. But, my newest venture, is writing. I used to love writing. Short stories, essays, poems. I actually have an entire journal of poems I wrote in high school. My goal is to make my writing hobby an actual career. #GOALS, right? Anyway, I decided to try all of these new things because I feel adrift. Our oldest will be off to college in a little over a year, and then it’s a domino affect after that. I have stair step kids after all. Plus, teenagers are stress inducing beings, and I need a way to channel all that stress into something productive. So these are my mom escapes. What are yours?

2 thoughts on “The Mom Escape”

  1. Gardening seems like a good start! I’m not much for bugs though so 🤷‍♀️ Probably in a controlled environment is best for me hehe! I enjoy listening to music. It can really set the tone for my day. When everyone is asleep I love sinking deep into my bed, surrounded with fluffy pillows and thick soft clean bedding. Just catching up on my favorite shows or old movies. That’s my me time, if I get any. My commute to work is also me time. That’s when I’m jamming out to whatever beat I’m searching for that day.

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    1. Those are great escapes! I normally have quiet time on my drive to work, but everyone once in a while, I will jam out to some music. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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