Sunday, April 8, 2012

Some Time Away

Tomorrow I will be leaving for 3 days away at the beach with a friend.  This will be the first time this year that I am away by myself and I am happy that it won't be during my high drive period.  I have found that there are really three modes to my drive.

The week to 10 days following my period my drive is in neutral.  I can take it or leave it.  I may think about sex during this time but am not going to initiate it myself.

Then I hit high drive, I will initiate, I want it all the time, I think about it and anticipate it.  This lasts about 7 to 10 days.

Then I go into reverse.  I tolerate and comply but given the choice am going to pick sleep or other activities.

Then my period and start all over again.

Tonight although I am in neutral the fact that I am leaving and will be gone 3 nights I am eagerly anticipating a good send off tonight - and likely tomorrow morning.

I will miss my family - but am very excited to spend a few days away at the beach!



  1. Have fun at the beach sounds like a good time.

    I was in the same place last week, I was in LA which was a lot of fun but missed my wife and kids.

    I had a blast but was ready to come home and see them after a few days.

  2. Enjoyed a day at the beach today, and a mini bar crawl tonight. Sitting out looking at the beach and enjoying time with my friends. I miss my kids and my husband - but will return refreshed and be a better wife and mother. It is all about balance and not losing myself in the roles I play in life. So important to take time to reflect and I am very thankful to have the opportunity to take this time and even more thankful for having a husband and family that allow me this opportunity!

    1. The get away or alone time is very important from a therapeutic standpoint. We all need to stay connected with our sense of self and somtimes we need solitude and isolation to achieve that. It can't be done while being Mommy, wife, sister, daughter and employee to others simultaneously. I'll bet no client calling in the middle of the night was the best part.