Anyone else feel like this?
Ok, let me start by saying I love my husband and my darling 2 year old. And even though I love my family life that I got going, sometimes I miss how it used to be. Just me, my house, and my friends. I did'nt have to answer to anyone, be anywhere I did'nt want to be, I had so much time to do whatever I wanted. Now...things are diffrent. I see all my friends still being able to do that and I'm usually stuck home with the toddler. Thier kids are all grown and mine is not. I miss the days when I had alone time and could do whatever I wanted during the course of a whole day. Now, I just sometimes feel suffocated, like I have no me time. And when I finally get it, which hardly ever happens, I'm so exhausted from work, husband, kid...I don't want to do anything. Not to mention, because I live such a boring life, I've gained wait due to inactivity. I can't do all the things I used to do now that I have a husband and toddler. I don't know, I just miss the old me I guess sometimes. I love my husband and daughter but I'm the type of person that needs alone time, I've always been that way. Even when I was younger. Any advice on how I can get it back without hurting the husbands feelings? I don't want him to think it's him or our daughter because it's not. It's me. I just feel like I live such an isolated life now. What can I do? I know this sounds horribly selfish and I'm the first to say it is. My toddler is defintly in the "terrible 2" stage and sometimes I wish I could just hop on my bike or go for a walk with no worry about time. Just to clear my head and maybe get my body and health back. But I can't do that anymore. Any advice on how to get even a little bit of that back without taking away from my family? I guess it does'nt help that most of my friends are not married anymore and their kids are grown enough that they are able to have thier freedom back and I don't.