Space to breathe

One of the things that has been refreshing about moving is that Tim and I have almost no social plans. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting moms and their little ones, so Clara and I stay busy during the week, but when it comes to weekends and weeknights, we stay in.

Now, my old self would have freaked out about this. I would have panicked and felt anti-social and unloved and like I was wasting my life away. Present-day Lisa isn’t like this, though.

Magnolia Blvd Walk in Seattle

I finally understand the joy of not having weekend plans! Honestly, I never understood the appeal of this before. But today, as I sit on my couch, eating leftovers, my Kindle recently set aside so I can read blogs for a bit instead, listening to ’25’ on repeat, I just can’t imagine what else I’d rather be doing. There’s a certain restfulness in my life that is good for my soul at this time.

Tim, Clara, and I took a stroll along Magnolia Blvd this morning and it was beautiful. It was a clear and cool day and we walked along and chatted and enjoyed the sunshine that I guess isn’t normal for Seattle at this time of year. We weren’t in a rush and we didn’t have anywhere else in the world to be.

Magnolia Blvd Walk in Seattle

It was a clear day, so we could see the mountains in the background!

Right now life is slowing down and forcing me to live very much in the present moment, without the distraction of figuring out how to cram all of the things I want to do in a restricted amount of time.

I look forward to meeting more people and having more plans and spending our time in community more and more as the weeks and months go on, but for now…

I feel like I have space to breathe.

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16 Responses to Space to breathe

  1. Yes to all of this! I have felt the exact same way since moving here. It’s so nice!

  2. This is great! I love weekends with no plans but they seem to be few and far between. Especially these days.

  3. I love that you finally understand the joy of now weekend plans!!! I look forward to those weekends, like this coming one because I can get stuff done at home and spend lots of time with Bensen! I like to be busy, but I appreciate the slow times now more than ever.

    • Lisa says:

      Hahaha YES! I know I know, you’re so good at balancing out your weekends and I admire that! It’s also probably a whole different ball game being a working mom and a student – you NEED your downtime for sure!

  4. Chelsea says:

    I think that’s such a beautiful way to put it!

  5. erinhzauner says:

    that’s a great feeling. when pretty much all of our friends moved away within the same six month period, we felt really sad, and kind of lame, like we should know more people in town. but now we embrace it for what it is, time together, a calm at the end of the day and on the weekends, and it’s good for now.

    • Lisa says:

      Yep, I feel your pain about friends moving away… except this time we were the ones moving! I think it’s definitely harder to be the ones staying behind because I always felt like I SHOULD have had more friends (in town) than I did! But now I know exactly why we don’t know anyone, and am actually okay with it! It’s definitely a season of life, though.

  6. Cece says:

    I LOVE no plan weekends! I think I have just the amount of friends I need because I have never been one for having plans every single weekend even when I was younger. Sometimes it does happen though and it’s fine, but it couldn’t be that way all the time. Enjoy the breather!!

  7. Jess Elyse says:

    Most of my weekends/nights are this way. ha! But, I’m so glad you are enjoying your time in Seattle, especially right now in just moving there and getting settled. Those views are the perfect thing to look at while taking a breather! 🙂

  8. Plan free weekends are THE BEST… welcome, friend! 🙂

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