Monday, September 27, 2010

B.C. Before Children

Before Children used to mean what it all looked like before life took on real meaning with the birth of each child. I would sigh and say, "B.C., I read, painted, worked dressed in something other than jeans or sweats, had long, romantic meals with my husband, wrote letters to people, etc." I had no real regrets, just reminiscing.

Now it has taken on a new look. B.C. is from 4am to 6am, when the first of the children's alarm clocks goes off upstairs. People ask me all the time, "but what do you DO at 4am?" Honey, the only thing that can stop you is your own imagination!

This morning, the agenda was simple; shower and meditate. I have a phone call with a friend and mentor scheduled for 5:30, so my time was a little shorter. My day starts off so much better when I have a shower before 11, and meditation is simply necessary to keep myself focused and mindful. Another day I might be writing, knitting, having a Latin lesson, reading and those endless chores of laundry, baking bread, tidying up the play room/art room we use during our day together.

What do YOU do in your B.C. time? Haven't tried it yet? What are the obstacles holding you back? I'd like to hear from you, in your spare time!

2 comments:

Tammy said...

It was so long ago today that I think I can't even remember! lol ;)

The Happy Peasant said...

I love that you do this...the 4:00-6:00 thing. That is precious time and so necessary. My B.C. time is spent making my list for the day while drinking my mandatory 2 cups of strong coffee, washing eggs for customers, tidying the kitchen, planning the meals for the day, reading, writing my dreams in my journal and preparing curriculum. (: