The sun is streaming through my lounge window. The lounge is as tidy as it ever gets. The house is not quiet, its peaceful. And I feel reborn.
Its hard to explain how having my four year old start school has made me feel. Yes it’s been sad and yes it’s been heart wrenching but it’s also been somewhat liberating. In a way I wasn’t expecting.
I have yet to clean the house. I will, I promise, but I’m just taking my time. My time. Time for me. Imagine that!
Hot coffee. Peaceful toilet trips. Sometimes I feel like I’m just sitting in stunned silence.
I have used my new office just once this week. I will use it more, but at the moment I’m getting used to being in the house, my house, alone. I didn’t realise how rarely that had actually happened in the last four years until now. Even the peaceful times when Oscar was younger, were when he was napping. He was here and I was ‘en garde’ so to speak. Now there is no one here. Just me.
I’m listening hard. And hoping to hear myself.
For the first time in a long time.