Okay, I'm a recent convert to the idea of how important it is to have a time and space all to yourself. It's not that I thought that this wasn't important exactly, but it seemed impossible to achieve (especially for me). I am at home with my daughter all day while my husband works, and we have a small house, a big dog, and a clingy infant. I'm seriously lucky if I get to go to the bathroom with the door closed. Anyway, over the winter holidays, I mentioned to my MIL that I loved the art studio that she has in her basement. She then noticed how hard I was working on my crafts. I am working on learning how to sew, and I already do several other crafts. So, my MIL suggested that I fix up the room in the basement with a nice shade of paint, a dehumidifier, some lamps, a carpet, and whatever else I needed for a craft room. That seemed like a pipe dream. Well, for my birthday this year my husband decided to fix up the room for me. My birthday was about a month ago, and up until a few days ago little had happened for my craft room. I had picked out a shade of paint, and we had okayed the plan with our land lord, but my husband is very busy with work, and I keep him pretty busy at home too
Anyway, so it seemed like it would never happen...or at least not for a long time. The other day, my husband finally put a coat of paint down, and the following day I went down to do touch up and ended up putting another coat on myself. At first I wasn't too into it, and then I realized that I was actually doing something that was JUST for me. After a few minutes my husband came down to check on me and I was diligently making sure that the walls were well covered and that I wasn't splattering paint everywhere. He asked if I was doing alright and I almost burst into tears. I hadn't realized how much I needed to do something that was all mine, and had nothing to do with anyone else.
Well, I'm done painting, I have the carpet down and a table set up with my sewing machine on it, and I just want to remind other moms to really truly make some space for yourself. I didn't realize how much was being taken out of me until I started on this project. It's really special to have a space of your own (even if it's just a little corner).