Fill ‘Er Up

It’s been a busy couple of weeks of running around and adjusting to the school schedule. I’m feeling totally depleted. So this morning while both kiddies are in school I decided to refuel. Well as you can see, with bagel and coffee but also with some nourishment for my soul.
I have to tell you, when I am getting a little low and running on fumes, I am not the nicest person. All I think about is me, me, me. Anyone else know what I am talking about or brave enough to admit it? It’s really not a great site and I’m really no fun to be around. I don’t even like to be around myself when I’m like this.
But thankfully, and finally, at 32 I’ve noticed this little pattern and though I might be a day or two late in recognizing it, I try to catch it and correct it.
For me, it is always time by myself. Even if it is just an hour. Time to hear myself think. Time to read and get some new perspective and some guidance. Time to write. And time to just be. And without a doubt a little time with just me always gets my thinking off of me. Life is pretty miserable and unfulfilled when it is always focused on “ME.”
So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed, crabby, maybe?, and your all consumed with yourself…then maybe you do need a little more “ME” time by yourself to refuel. I’m going to get back to that right now.
And I’m excited to see what kind of inspiration I’m going to come up with. I know I want to do something special/helpful for someone in need this week. It would be fun if you all join me….and maybe at the end of the week we can share stories and ideas!
Have a beautiful week! xx


  • Samantha
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 11:31am

    Is that Panera I see — Yummy :)

    Enjoy you time.


  • paula
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 12:02pm

    I just love me time. I am in need of it soon. A bagel would make me happy right about now too.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 12:11pm

    yes, panera…. cinnamon crunch bagel…bad habit but so yummy!

  • Annie
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 12:41pm

    First of all, GREAT post. Seriously. As Mommys and Wives and Business Women and Cooks and everything else we are, we often do miss out on taking care of ourselves. And without a healthy Momma, what good are we doing for the rest of the family?

    I also REALLY like how you zeroed in on helping someone else. Typically, when we are finding our own lives out of balance, it's because we've focused only on ourselves and our own immediate world. But when we reach out, we nourish ourselves without even realizing it!

    I'm just so thrilled you wrote this. YER. KOOL. :)

    OH — and yes, I deal with this on a weekly basis sometimes… ugh.

  • Angie Muresan
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 5:58pm

    You are so right!! I function much better when I have 'me' time thrown in on a daily basis.

  • Dreamgirl
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 6:04pm

    I love and I need ME-time!

    Hope yours filled you with lots of inspiration!

  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 9:12pm

    me time is always good for the inspiration to bloom into amazing ideas.

  • Beach Vintage
    Commented on September 21st, 2009 at 10:23pm

    I agree so much. Every day I make sure I have a little time for me.

  • LissyLou
    Commented on September 22nd, 2009 at 2:09am

    Theres nothing better than some me time!! xx

  • Josephine Tale Peddler
    Commented on September 22nd, 2009 at 5:37am

    I agree! Being a stay at home mother can be so exhausting with precious time to yourself. Some days are worse than others…
    Me time is vital although sometimes easier said than done! xx

  • SimplyGrove
    Commented on September 22nd, 2009 at 11:03am

    Me time is a must! I was just telling my hubs that I need some tonight:) Hope that you are having a great week!!! xx

  • Miz.November
    Commented on September 22nd, 2009 at 3:04pm

    Time for yourself is so important. Lovely post, as always. Your words are so heartfelt and sincere.

  • Kotori
    Commented on September 25th, 2009 at 8:52am

    Love this post – it's so true! And, I'm a crabby person when I get even the tiniest bit hungry (any time I'm crabby now hubby asks if I've eaten… the answer is usually no). The problem is with kids I tend to forget. I'm so busy feeding them and getting them set for the day I totally forget about myself!

Leave a Reply

Get On The List

Join thousands of readers and receive Trina’s weekly letter: The Weekly Three.
3 things of note, along with encouragement and inspiration for your soul & everyday life.