Day 2 — I’m feeling the freedom!
I woke up to bright blue skies. A good dose of February sunshine always cheers me. Perhaps it’s my Saskatchewan roots where the sun shines every day of the winter even when it’s freezing cold.
It felt a bit strange not to chat with my husband this morning.
I decided that breakfast would be more fun with music and played a recent Four Tenors CD at top volume. Those arias had me singing at the top of my lungs even though I don’t carry a tune very well and don’t know Italian. I asked myself “who cares?”
Today was the perfect day to have lunch with an awesome friend who is full of life. Aside from some great Thai food we had an animated conversation.
Spending time with people who are excited about life and who are doing interesting things is energizing. The fact that I had all the time in the world to enjoy being with my friend made the lunch even more special.
Why the feeling of freedom?
As I thought about the feeling of freedom that I had through the day, I wondered why I felt this so strongly.
I’m not in a marriage where my husband controls what I do, who I see, nor when I do things. He encourages me to live my life as I please. Our relationship is strong and allows each of us lots of personal space.
But today I felt none of the obligations that come from being in a relationship. My choices were not restricted nor limited by any expectations that I place on myself.
The day was mine to do as I pleased. Hence, the feeling of freedom!
I’m not sure that I would want every day to be like this as I know that purpose in life is important to me. But for me, in this time and in this place, today was a perfect gift for a perfect sunny day!