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My blog was started to help me come to terms with turning 50, to find myself as I become an empty nester, and to help me with my weight loss journey. (Update Here)
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Place To Be

Oh boy!  I need to work on setting aside time for blogging again.  I used to try to post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  But, since it's been a week since I've been here, I think need to try harder to get back in the routine!

Anyways, I just wanted to share my new space in my house with you!  I have been redoing one of our spare bedrooms into a little room for me and my quiet time.  This used to be my computer room.  Big ole computer desk and book shelves.  Well, I took the computer out and put it in the other spare room which is our "guest bedroom".  (I have a few spare rooms since my older 2 have moved out.)  This room is all mine.  Mine for time outs, journaling, prayer, meditation, to plan my week and to just be.

My Room View!

My Work Space!

My shelves holding my fun stuff!

 My goal is to buy a bigger desk so I have more space to work.  I'd love a big old white Victorian type desk :)  Lately I have been obsessed with those little positive, motivational signs.  I just love them and love looking at them :)  Anything that supports self love is a good thing!

I love spending time here.  I usually light a candle, start with a prayer, and just let my mind go.  It refreshes me, grounds me and gets me ready for what comes next.  I think everyone needs a place to call their own.  It can be in your house, or your yard under a shaded tree, on your porch, even the local coffee shop or library.  Just so it's yours and you are able to spend time there alone.  We all need time to ourselves.  Especially you out there with little ones or children still at home.  I remember those hectic days where you have no time for yourself.  I'ts hard to set time aside for yourself, but it is really a much needed thing.

I found this wonderful list of  benefits to spending time alone, and wanted to share with you!

1)  Your unique brand of creativity flourishes.

Explore your abilities and interests. You may come up with something that will change your life.

2) Gear down, refresh and get ready to tackle the world.

We live in a very hectic society.  Spending time on your own allows you to gear down, refresh and be more ready to tackle the outside world when you re-emerge.

3) Quiet time can help you sort through problems.

Just sitting down and thinking through a problem, thinking about what caused it and how best to resolve it can result in very effective solutions.

4) Get a better understanding of yourself.

Do you truly know yourself? Do you feel you really understand who you are?
While spending more time alone may not bring you the complete answer to this question, it can certainly give you a much better understanding of how you truly feel about things going on in your life. You can discover more of your abilities, your passions, your interests and even your dislikes. You get a feel for yourself, who you are and where you fit in the world. This brings self-confidence.

5) You may find a new best friend.

If you really dig down and get to know yourself thoroughly, and to enjoy who you are, your interactions with the world will work out better too because when you know and like who you are as a person it shows through everything you do and say.

6) Get more done.

Do you have a list of things you need to do, want to do? Spending time on your own will allow you to prioritize your list. You will feel less stressed about the jobs you need to do.

7) Become more relaxed and tolerant.

Do you sometimes feel irritable and get easily annoyed with people?  The more annoying people appear to you, and more of them there are, the more you could benefit from some time on your own. You cannot change the world, you cannot change what other people say or do. But you can change your perspective on them. After some calm, peaceful time on your own doing whatever pleases you, or doing nothing at all, you will find the annoyances in life shrink dramatically because you are now relaxed and more tolerant.

I liked this last one. I love my quiet time when I am annoyed with people or being judgmental.  "You can't change people, but you can change your perspective on them."  I need to remember this! :)

Remember that you are important too!  You matter!   Spend time alone to let things go, to rediscover who you are, and to just be.



  1. Your new little space looks so pretty! I love having my office as solely mine; everything in there was chosen by me and it makes me happy to be there.

    1. Thank you! Glad you have a wonderful space too! 😃

  2. I love the way you have the bookshelf set up! It's beautiful. And you're so right, even a little bit of time to myself makes a big difference.

  3. Looks like a great peaceful and productive space!!!!