It has to be said, a night to myself sounds glorious until that night actually comes around. Avery is a lucky girl to be spending the evening with her Auntie and cousins, and I’m an even luckier girl to have a few hours of complete quiet and time to get some me stuff done.
However…the silence…is deafening. I can literally hear the second hand on my watch ticking.
I know some of you probably think I’m crazy. But then there’s a few that can probably relate and have caught themselves mumbling the familiar words, “I’m alone. Now what? What do I do? Where can I go?” We spend so much time with our children that when these moments arrive, we find ourselves at a complete loss. Fear takes over for a moment, that word ‘alone’ follows you from room to room.
So the irony here is of course, that with or without child as a single parent you have to accept that you’re alone… a lot. But with that comes the opportunity for self reflection because, well, it is just you and your self. But we all have something to gain from that. How do we become the person we want to be without a little self-awareness?
Thankfully I have some awesome support from my friends and family; and one night a week…to myself.