Today I went to the movies for the first time in six months.
For the past several years, two friends and I have had a regular day out at the movies, followed by lunch, every six weeks or so. November was the last time we did this.
Circumstances this year have led me to push these regular days out of my life. My weeks were too crowded, squeezing in a plethora of tasks for a family member to my calendar. Activities that contributed to my own well-being were put on hold and my life was lived through the prism of another person's needs.
I don't regret doing any of this - I'm grateful that I am capable of making a difference - and it is ongoing. But slowly I've been reclaiming some time for myself.
So what did we see today? The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It was simply lovely, just what I needed to help me regroup. I'd read the book so long ago that I'd forgotten details of the plot so it was like a new story to me. Beautiful.
There's so much value in taking time out from the stresses of life; living one day at a time, don't you think?