Last Friday was date night with myself. I love these nights because I get to do what I want with one of my favourite people in the whole wide world: ME!
Although that may sound arrogant, let me just say that I wasn’t always my favourite person. I had to grow into it because for some reason, after I had kids I completely forgot who I was – or rather, who I aspired to be.
Kind of like those vicious cycles you hear about, where your life gets washed out before you’ve even had a chance to start it.
Cycle 1: Be a kid
Cycle 2: Have dreams
Cycle 3: Have a kid
Cycle 4: Forget your dreams
(If this is you, you may want to download a copy of my free ebook: The Single Mom’s Manifesto.)
Back to date night with myself.
For this particular date night I decided to spend the evening with Dakota and Jed, my two dogs – who also happen to be some of my favourite people. In a dog kind of way.
After some puppy play and a bit of writing, we ended up in front of the TV with our treats; bones for the dogs and wine for me (naturally).
Somehow we got sucked into watching Jaws. And when I say “we”, I mean me because Dakota and Jed ended up just falling asleep at my feet.
And while watching a 1975 shark movie may not sound like a big deal, let me quantify this by letting you know that I AM PETRIFIED OF THE OCEAN.
Also, Greg and I are leaving for Florida in a few days. WHERE THEY HAVE AN OCEAN.
I love those nights with myself…this means away from the computer. I mean REALLY love them, and I make all sorts of preparations before-hand to make sure it’s perfect. It often makes me wonder if I could ever live in the company of anyone, ever again!
Mona Andrei says
I sooooo hear you on the wondering if you could ever live with someone again. I’m engaged yet LOVE the fact that we each have our own homes. Possibly going for the longest engagement ever!