Time to Myself.

As I write this, I’m sitting at a coffee shop downtown writing, and people watching.
It is fabulous. Simply fabulous.
I wish I were cooler and liked coffee so I could drink it while I “worked.” But I don’t so my water bottle and I will stay friends. I haven’t sat in a coffee shop and done this since college. 6+ months ago. I know! I am SO old.
One of the reasons I started this blog- Mama Notes- was so that I could continue to research and learn, and then write about it. Because of my focus area in school (health and psychology) the last year of college was spent taking classes on sports nutrition, child psychology, pregnancy/development/babies/health/ etc/etc/ etc. You get the idea. I hated it and loved it at the same time. And I am so happy to be done with it.

Before my husband and I married, we dated. And before we dated, we were, I guess what people call, friends. Here we are on a Mission trip in gosh, I don’t even know, like 1986 or something. I love this picture. We are so little and totally digging each other.

As I was saying.
Im here, at a coffee shop people watching and loving this time to myself. All I can think about is Lucas. I wonder how he’s doing. I hope he’s okay. Gosh, I hope he doesn’t get hungry. I wonder if he’s finally sleeping?! I wonder if he’s crying. Do you think he’ll go to bed good tonight? When will he start sleeping better? Last night he was better. I wonder if he’s asleep now. The husband hasn’t texted me yet so he must be doing good. That was cute what he did earlier.
And on and on and on.
Isn’t it funny how as mothers, we can get a millisecond of time to ourselves but we still can’t focus on US? On this moment. On people watching and the cute lady in front of me reading Harry Potter and the newspaper at the same time while spreading cream cheese on her piece of bread that looks sort of like a burnt bagel?
I’m lucky that I have Lucas to fill my head with thoughts and visions and love all. day. long.

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

16 thoughts on “Time to Myself.

  1. He is soooooooooooo cute! I miss College too! For me it was 3 years ago, my son came 3 months later ๐Ÿ™‚ Life as I knew it changed but what a blessing he is in my life. Everything I do now is for him. But you remind me, we moms need to also take some time for ourselves when we have a way to do it.

  2. Hey Samantha! Thanks for visiting my blog! Your little man is ADORABLE!! I don't miss college….I'm still there. I'm on the 12 year plan…seriously. HAHA! But I know what you mean, I miss my boys all the time when I'm away from them!!

  3. I miss college too…undergrad was 7+ years ago! Ahhh…I think I just aged myself. ๐Ÿ˜› But you know, next time I have “me time” I am totally going to go to a coffee shop with my laptop! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love your blog. You were inspired to start yours for the same reason I started mine! I'm not a Mom yet, but I will be someday sooner than later. However, now post-graduation (since April) I love having a place to talk about things I'm learning. Your little family is SO cute ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ana Lee

  5. I know!! My husband and I have the hardest time not talking about the kids on dates. It is so hard to focus on just us! Your son is precious! I hope is sleeping peacefully right now!

  6. Good for you for making time for yourself. I'm totally guilty of talking and thinking about my kids nonstop. The blog thing is kind of a paradox–it's “me” time for moms but it's still an awful lot about the kids. For me, it's easier to just embrace that motherhood is my focus right now rather than try to fight it.

    And that photo of you and your husband is just adorable!

  7. So a handsome little man!

    I know exactly where your coming from. During my “me” time, I can't stop thinking or talking about my daughter. I live and breathe her. It's amazing.

  8. Great post, great photos. But…I'm pretty sure you must've meant 1996? I'm pretty sure you're more than a few years younger than me, and I was 10 in 1986.

  9. This is so true… when I do have a moment myself my thoughts are consumed by my lil guy!

    Also, I LOVE to people watch! There is just something so entertaining and captivating about losing yourself to others actions.

  10. You and your hubby are so cute! And yes, our babies are all-consuming, but if that is what we choose to think about as moms off-duty, then props to us!

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