There needs to be a better word. Selfish has such negative connotations. When was the last time you called somebody selfish and meant it in a positive way? But, I digress...
I have been slowly realizing that I need to be a little more selfish. And by that, I mean I need to exercise more self care. Don't get me wrong; I love my children. I adore them and am grateful that I am able to stay home and raise them. However, I have also completely sacrificed my own person in the process. I don't do nearly enough to replenish my coffers. I haven't had a manicure or pedicure since July 2007. The last time the Hub and I went away without the kids was in the fall of 2008. Seriously. It's high time I change that.
I started by going out to dinner last Thursday with some girlfriends. And I had a fantastic time! Great food, great company, grown-up conversation. I can't wait to do it again!
What's next? Some more mundane things - involvement at the kids' schools and in town, but I do want to plan a nice romantic overnight for me and the Hub. Hmm, where to go? Planning this will be fun... :)