We need oxygen to survive right?
(Well, unless you are superhuman.. or a vampire..)
You know how on an airplane, when they are running through their emergency spiel, they talk about those oxygen masks that will fall from the ceiling of the plane if the cabin loses air pressure? And you know how they put emphasis on YOU putting on YOUR mask before YOU help ANYONE else? Well, there was an analogy I heard YEARS ago dealing with that, that is now playing a very relevant role in my life.
If YOU don’t take care of YOURSELF, YOU cannot effectively (or very cheerfully) take care of ANYONE else.
Kind of like, if you don’t have oxygen (necessary component for sustaining life) you can’t help anyone else survive.
I am making a point, everyday, to make sure I get that needed “oxygen”.
I love being a mom, and I am SO THANKFUL that I am blessed with the life I live, that I get to stay home with my kids, do what I enjoy. But sometimes, for sanity’s sake, I need a little break.
Whether it be crafting, reading, scrapping, taking pictures, or doing anything else I enjoy, just to take a break, I have learned how very important it is to take care of me.
And that is probably one of the reasons why I am blogging at this hour. Just a little “me” time.