My favorite part of my daughter being away on weekends is taking up the entire driveway. I park smack in the middle. I sleep similarly, by spreading out and taking up the entire bed.
I’m not afraid to be alone. I quite enjoy it.
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I spent the weekend decluttering our home.
As we grow and change from within, it’s natural for our surroundings to change. I packed up items we weren’t using, but wished to keep. Moved pictures and small items to new locations. The biggest change was the coffee bar.
I moved it to another part of the house.
Our coffee bar is mainly tea and what was once the coffee bar is now wide open space.
Don’t panic. The Chemex is in the kitchen. 🙂
When my daughter returns home she knows she will see changes made. She almost expects it.
They may be obvious, or it might be in the tiniest of details. Now, she looks around eagerly for the changes. She moved her room around last week.
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To raise our children to be self sufficient adults. That’s the goal. Be the change. Move stuff around in your environment and soul.
She knows I love her, but she also sees me enjoying being alone. Embrace the change.