I (Andrea) am going to have a full-on, crazy, work-packed next five days. So much so that I'm taking today and the next two days off to prepare, run errands, and do everything possible to ensure when Saturday and Sunday roll around, the most difficult things I'll have to do is to decide what I'm wearing, and if I should have a glass of wine or a martini.
This morning, after I dropped my son off to school, I snuck off to a local diner where they cook up an amazing batch of oatmeal. A few months ago I came here before a PT appointment, and it was nice and quiet. Today, I really need to have a quiet moment. I will sip my coffee, enjoy my oatmeal, and breathe deeply. I already have my day planned out on a sheet of paper. (I have had the whole week planned since Sunday.) So I don't have to think about what I have to do right now. I don't have to think about anything but the butter melting on the oatmeal, the quiet chatter of the table next to me, and watching it slowly get lighter outside on the street.
I initially thought to invite some friends to breakfast that I haven't seen for a while, but I didn't. Because it isn't that kind of morning. After the holiday chaos I will have hundreds of mornings to chat freely. But today is my day. My morning. And I need a quiet moment.
Take a quiet moment for yourself. It can be a walk. A hot bath. A bowl of oatmeal in a little diner. Whatever it may be, when you have a lot going on, start your day with a quiet moment that's all your own so the rest of your day will be focused.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.