Friday Fictioneers — Me Time

Between her demanding job, her overbearing husband, and her needy children, Veronica had lost herself. Maybe her husband was right when he said her midnight walks along the shoreline were self-indulgent. But she also knew that without her “me time,” her sanity would be at risk.

She was tired of being defined by her labels: employee, wife, mother. She was more than that, and she needed this solitary, peaceful, quiet, alone time each night in order to maintain her bearings, to hang on to her individuality. She needed to remind herself that she was still a vibrant, independent woman.

(100 words)

Written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Phot credit: CEAyr.

23 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — Me Time

  1. Bear March 12, 2021 / 12:26 pm

    How true. We need time to ourselves to remind us that we ARE still individuals.

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  2. Marleen March 12, 2021 / 2:01 pm

    She was tired of being defined by her labels: employee, wife, mother. She was more than that…. she was still a vibrant, independent woman.

    This was intriguing to me. Back in the seventies, there was a big talking point about being “someone’s wife, someone’s mother.” This was to promote the idea of women being more meaningful if they work outside the home for money. Back then, I was saying that when you have a job, you are “someone’s” employee. It was tough for some people to grasp.

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  3. James McEwan March 13, 2021 / 3:19 am

    ‘Me time” is an important moment of peace we all need. Lovely words of wisdom

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  4. granonine March 13, 2021 / 8:41 am

    “Me time” is something a lot of people have to wait for. Single parents, for instance, can rarely indulge. Somehow, most of them muddle through until the kids are old enough to be trusted to be on their own for a time. Sometimes, the things we sign up for end up robbing us of that precious restorative time alone.

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    • Fandango March 13, 2021 / 10:42 am

      Yep, it’s true, but we somehow need to find time for our “me time,” even if it’s nightly walks on a moonlit beach.

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    • Marleen March 13, 2021 / 12:30 pm

      There was a point in time when I couldn’t even go to the restroom (so we’re talking like five minutes or less) without there being a significant chance a couple of my sons would get into a fight.

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  5. Brenda's Thoughts March 13, 2021 / 9:17 am

    I really like this!! And, I surely wish I had a shoreline to stroll along about now. Nicely done!

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  6. msjadeli March 15, 2021 / 7:17 pm

    Amen! There are many who don’t/won’t understand the meaning of the concept, but for those who do, it is non-negotiable. I’m glad she doesn’t cave in to the pressure.

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  7. leigha66 March 16, 2021 / 12:35 am

    Me time is a must. For a lot of years I didn’t have it and I wonder now how I survived. Well done Fandango!

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