But on occasion I do attempt it. I did so this morning, My husband had a late start time for work, so I stayed home for an extra couple hours thinking I could have an extra cup of coffee with him and review for my next exam. It was not turning out to be a very productive environment, and I finally had to say something. Lovely man he is, he gave me the space I needed to finish my work, and I was so grateful. He frequently wants to help me with school, and I really appreciate this when I have plants to re-pot or study cards he can quiz me with. But in this case what I needed the most from him was a little space. It's amazing how much it helps to just be left alone sometimes, even for a short period of time. It's difficult to ask for, I'm always wary of hurt feelings, but sometimes space is one of the best gifts we can receive.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Gift of Space
I tend to go to my office if I need to write, study, or just to concentrate. Occasionally I read a journal article in a coffee shop or pub, but I need to keep my headphones on so that music blocks out the distractions. Needless to say, I don't get much work done at home. I usually don't bother to try working at home, unless I'm home alone and all the pets are sleeping (that rarely happens.)