This week I was totally selfish and I loved it! It was just what I needed.
Mr OL and I had decided to take the weeks leave and go on holiday. Unfortunately at the last minute his leave was cancelled. I mulled over the idea of cancelling mine too but in the end I decided to take it. I am so glad I did.
Mr OL, Little OL and I still managed to get away for a long weekend to the Wild Coast and came back on the Tuesday.
On Wednesday I started on my to-do list, which was as long as my arm. But first things first – I went for a 15km run. That was the start of a perfect day, which was the start of a couple of perfect days.
Perfect days in which I started on my to-do list (I got about ¾ of the way through it) and spent time by myself. ALL BY MYSELF!!! I went for lunch on my own, I went shopping on my own. I even drove to Alexandria and back on my own (to do a trail run, not just to go for a drive). I loved it. As I was driving I realised how much I missed just driving. It’s been awhile. I suppose when you are in a relationship you don’t just “get in your car and drive”. In the end my music was turned up loud and I was bopping along. What a privilege to be able to do that. To get in your car and drive. Wow, I was appreciative. It sounds really stupid I know, that the highlight of my week was a drive. Not the spectacular trail run I did, or the elephants or the stunning scenery but to drive. I suppose it is one of the things I have always loved to do. I used to just get in my car and drive to Plett, or Knysna or even Cape Town (when petrol was still cheap….) just by myself. It is gives such a sense of freedom.
I did a few other things this week, but will write about them separately.