Monday, May 21, 2012

Mindful Monday: Me Time

Finally I have some time to sit down and blog again. This past weekend, my parents threw me a graduation party to celebrate the accomplishment of finishing college. We spent all of last week prepping and planning each detail of the evening. It was so much fun and I am blessed to have such supportive friends and family, most of whom could attend. 

Since it'd been four years since my last graduation party, I'd forgotten that I wouldn't have much time to sit and visit with people. Instead, I felt like I was running around like a crazy person [in heels]! 

Sincerely Sara Cate can vouch for me, I was making the rounds to say hello thank you for coming, and barely got to take a few bites of food - Thank you Sara for making me a plate! 

Here is a photo of Dashing [Sara's husband], myself and Sara from the party! I love them dearly and am so fortunate that they were able to make the two-hour drive to attend. 

But I don't want to use this post to talk about my grad party - it deserves its own space. The idea of sitting down to write about it works perfectly with my theme for "Mindful Monday." 

This week I want to make sure to take time to do the little things that make me happy. Since I'm living with my parents who are early risers, I haven't gotten much "me time," which would normally consist of drinking coffee and reading/writing blogs in the morning for about an hour. Without offending them, I need to find a part of the day when I can be selfish and do these things. Blogging, journaling and reading really help tap into my creativity and passions - I'm not willing to give that up anytime soon! 

I hope each of you can continue to find the time to do what makes your heart happy! 




  1. It is important to take that time, it will fill you with happy thoughts and cheerful words!

  2. Congratulations on your graduation Shannon! You looked fabulous in that dress and all the best to you as you continue through your path of life!

  3. Congratulations!! Now enjoy your "me" time!

  4. Congratulations! So glad you had a wonderful celebratory graduation party! :)

  5. "Me" time is something I've struggled with too ever since moving in with my grandparents. It's hard to get in my quiet time because I'm afraid of being offensive but it's also something I think is important to have (for everyone).

  6. Me time is something I struggle with too! Right now I come home from work and check blogs and read. Its my relax time.

  7. Congrats! Enjoy your me time, you deserve it!