Sunday, October 21, 2012

One Week Kid-less...and Counting

This weekend I passed a marker.  I have been living kid-less for one week....Time for a few observations.
  • Emotions come and go.  There is no good or bad feelings.  Feelings just are.
  •  I have become fascinated with my new freedom to walk all around my home without unlocking and locking rooms and cupboards to gain entrance.
    I ceremoniously hung up my keys

I had become convinced that I was totally losing my memory.    I think now that I had to many things to remember and way too much stress.   My cell phone is where I left it, and my keys are hanging on the hook.  Money stays in my wallet  All is well.

I am happy to report my memory seems fine.

  •  I am again enjoying working on projects.  I can start when I want and stop when I want (or not).  I have always desired to live this way, but people often think they need to eat at preset times.   
  • I am eating what I want, when I want to and enjoying it.... No more kiddo food for me.  Ok, maybe for grandkids.  This morning I had a piece of cheesecake with my morning coffee.
  • When I woke up this morning, I laid in bed and thought about what I wanted to do for the day... I wasn't filled with dread for what the day would bring, I was filled with excitement.  Yes, some of the chores aren't fun but they bring me closer to my goals.  I am also in charge of when I do these tasks. 

 It will take as long as it takes.   I am more ready every day.  I will be ready.


  1. Good for you. I feel like I'm with you every step of the way.


  2. Just thought I would add another voice of encouragement. I have been away for awhile and am just catching up. Lots of changes since I last checked in with you. You sound like you are moving forward in a wonderful way.

  3. You are living in the NOW. Good for you.

  4. Thanks readers!! I truly don't think I would be at this point without the support of you followers. It is amazing to me that I can write from my heart and then find that someone....anyone has read it and taken the time to comment. Hugs!

  5. Sometimes it's hard to let go of that stress, but living without it is so much calmer. I'm glad I did it over six years ago. I wish the same peace for you.

  6. This sounds wonderful. I am so glad you are enjoying your freedom. Waking up looking forward to the day is what each of us deserves to have in our lives.

    Your attitude sounds wonderful. All things in time - your time - is exactly right.

  7. You have a wonderful outlook! Love this post. xoxo

  8. Good post. Yes life can be free. I love my life now that every one is on their own. Now its me time!

  9. Sounds like you are living for "you" for the first time. You've earned it, enjoy. Nothing wrong with a little cheese cake for breakfast - it's dairy isn't it?!?!

  10. I just recently found your blog and can identify with what you are going through. It was a fulltime job to dismantle our house and then move into our RV fulltime. It's been 18 months since we set out. We're back at our homebase for a few months and they will be spent cleaning out our three storage units. Arrggghhh! Sounds to me like you are on the right path in the right frame of mind:)