We all need a break sometimes but who actually takes one. We think we dont have time, we feel guilty that there are a million and one other things we should be doing (quick pause in the writing while I replace my cold coffee with a hot one) but believe the person who finds it almost impossible to do, it helps.
I'm always surprised when people say they read my blog. I know, "Earth to Susie - you post it on the internet and share it through social media."
(Oh no - moment of self doubt followed by a downwards spiral of thoughts which is just what you dont want in your small window of time to yourself).
So this is for you if you've:
burnt the pizza
travelled across the world with two small children
got a birthday this week that you are expected to arrange yourself / I forgot your birthday even though Facebook reminded me
are in charge of everything and expected to remember everything
if you entrusted your child with another parent, arrived to collect them only to find them home alone with the resident child bleeding and tales of having set fire to the garden ( sorry about that Justine)
your useless friend forgets to reply to messages and forgets arrangements
if you cant remember your own name
if you are dreading the summer fair
or you've recently been diagnosed with ME or any other life altering events that I am too self absorbed to have noticed.
This is for you, 20 minutes in my garden