On Wednesday, MR text me mid-day to ask, "Do we have plans Friday?"
I quickly responded with "No. Why?"
Did he make plans for us? Did friends ask us to do something? I waited for his answer...
"Phil & Kevin want to go see a movie."
It is very rare that MR and I spend our nights apart and while most times that we make separate plans, my first thought is "I am going to miss him."... this time was different.
A wash of giddy came over me. No, I wasn't daydreaming of a girls night or an evening of taking my sweet time shopping.
I was genuinely excited at the thought of having a night of absolutely nothing to do & no one to do it with.
Oftentimes I think we forget that the most important relationship one can have, after your relationship with God(whatever God that may be for you), is the relationship with oneself.
It took me a very long time to learn that. It is one of the most important things I have ever learned, actually.
Have yourself a little party.
Learn that there is a difference between alone and lonely.
Make time for your favorite jammies.
So when five oclock rolls around, I will change into my yoga pants & a tank.
I will order out.
I will watch a chick flick.
I will paint my nails. Or craft. Or read. Or have a Lacey only dance party.
I will enjoy myself.
When's the last time you carved out an evening just for you?
Make a date with yourself soon, okay?
You will thank me.