I am a fan of roller coasters, I love the thrill of going fast, laughing and feeling a little freaked out all at the same time. I don't like ones that just drop you, they are a bit too extreme for me. My absolute favorite roller roaster, well maybe it can be classified as a ride, is Space Mountain at Disneyland. I love that the whole ride is dark so you have no clue where your going and it's super fast! Now I am not a fan of boarding my own roller coaster...
This has been an interesting week for me.....I have felt like I have been on an emotional roller coaster! I'm sure it's just the pregnancy hormones but OMG, I was not aware that one could be happy, sad then just plain mad in a matter of minutes! I did not like feeling in control of my emotions, I can put on a happy face to hide it to those who don't know me so well but for those who do can tell right away that I am not myself. I consider myself an emotional person, I cannot hide how I am feeling. I always have a smile on my face and have something positive to say. Why you may ask? The answer is quite simple, Jesus :) I have absolutely no reason to be down in life living with the creator of LIFE in me. AND I am head-over-heels in love with my amazing husband, I have a lot to smile about! So when I am not smiling people who know me are asking what's wrong....Now I want to clarify that I was not a crazy lady and crying uncontrollably or yelling and screaming at people. It was more of an internal emotional roller coaster, one that I tried my best to only let my husband be aware of.
So last night I went to bed at around 11 and slept for 11.5 hours, it was a broken 11.5 hours due to my frequent bathroom visits and moving baby boy, I feel AMAZING right now! I have so much energy my body feels so well rested and I don't even care that I woke up just an hour before noon. I'm guessing I was also a little sleep deprived, which makes total sense to me now because I had a really rough sleeping week as well.
Today I have realized that I have not taken enough time for myself over the past few weeks. I have spread myself way to thin doing far too many things and left myself out! I have a heart to help others and I will always be this way, but it is really hard to help others if you have neglected yourself. So today, well really for the next 4 maybe 4.5 hours (it's my mother in laws birthday tonight and I am excited to celebrate with her) I am taking time for me. I'm not sure what I am going to do...I have not read in a while which I love to do, my nails need to be painted (I have not neglected my nails, I have blogged about how chipped nails are my pet peeve) and I have a bunch of shows to watch on DVR. Writing this post was a great start to my me time :) I do not want a ticket on my own roller coaster again this week!
When is the last time you took time for yourself?
Today I am linking up with Morgan for Saturday Morning Coffee