I take Mabel to preschool a few times a week for a few hours. When we make the drive I have a pretty solid playlist that we love to sing our hearts out to. From The Beatles to R&B to the 80’s to Disney soundtracks. But once I drop her off I change that playlist, quickly.
A simple change that gets me out of my head and mommy-mode for that moment in time. And I’ve realized how important it is for my sanity to do so. It’s my outlet.
Hip-hop. I love hip-hop. Always have, always will. Now clearly it’s a bit difficult to listen to around the house. But in the car it’s on 10. Its so loud I can feel the base in my chest. And I’m not humming along, I’m rapping. Every single lyric to every song. People looking at me from their cars like I’ve gone mad and I could care less. It takes me back. And I feel like me.
I’ve realized how important it is for my sanity...
And for the first time I’m actually (at times) taking note of the lyrics and thinking yikes, this is pretty hardcore. In fact it’s extremely explicit! Which is a word I have NEVER used prior to having kids. So I feel it’s important to keep this off my kid’s radars for as long as possible.
This is just something that I get to do when I’m on my own. I connect to myself and do something I enjoy. And I’m not hurting a soul.
What do you do that connects yourself back to you? What’s your outlet?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
From my home to yours,