Something very rare happened today – I had a day off. All. By. Myself. And by very rare, I mean like never. Ever. (Well maybe once). You see, being that I’m a teacher and a mom, whenever I have a day off, my daughter does too. Don’t get me wrong, I love having the time off with her. BUT….Today, my district got the day off due to an unused snow day, and my daughter did not. So, low and behold, here I was with a day to myself, or as I named it, a “Jen” day.
For this very rare occasion, I decided not to just spend the day catching up on any chores. Cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping never leave me alone, so I was not giving them any extra attention today. When I found out I had this “Jen” day, I made a promise to myself that I was going to put myself first and do things I wanted to do without any interruptions.
Please join me on the “Jen” day train and see all the stops I made today.
First stop… School drop off. I don’t often get to drive my daughter to school. But, when I do, I’m usually in a rush to get to work so it’s a speed drop off and a yelling out the door “have a great day – bye!” kind of thing. But not today. I sat in the car line, patiently, singing to the radio with her. I pulled up to the drop off spot and we shared a nice kiss on the cheek and a happy “bye, love you, have a great day!” Pure joy!
At home workout. Music on. No interruptions. Pure joy!
Coffee shop. Just me, a dirty chai, and a muffin packed with protein. Pure joy!
A girl’s gotta shop! While the trying on part isn’t joyful, getting some good deals is definitely pure joy!
And for the final stop on my Jen day train…
A pedicure and a good book. The ultimate relaxation for my pretty busy day.
I definitely enjoyed this day to myself, but I think it was extra joyful because it doesn’t happen often. It made it something to cherish. I look forward to spending time with my family and I love them more than anything. But we all need a little “me” time. It keeps us all happy and healthy.
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