双语美文:属于我的时间

更新时间:2019-11-05 18:46:00作者:网络

Since I became a mother,身为人母之后

I cannot remember the last time I had quality time for myself我已经记不得上一次享受一个人的时间是什么时候了...

Even my simple hobby of reading a book was already a thing of the past.甚至读书这样简简单单的爱好也已经成为了往事

All my time evolved in taking care of the family,我的所有时间都用在家事上了

my kids,养育孩子

my husband,照顾丈夫

doing the house chores做家务

and of course working to earn a living.当然,还有上班赚钱养家

Whenever I get to be invited每次我受到邀请

by my colleagues to go out after work,同事们约我下班去聚会

I politely declined 我只能礼貌的拒绝

telling them the truth that坦言相告

I have a family to take care after work.我下班后还要回去照顾家人

Not to mention the tons of laundry,更不提回家还有成堆的衣服要洗errands各种杂事要做

and other house chores waiting for me.还有一大堆家务在等着我

Well, I guess that is all part of motherhood.好吧,我想这些都是一个母亲生活的组成部分

Of course,当然

I took responsibility of my being a mother and wife我会对自己身为母亲和妻子的角色尽职尽责

and tried my very best to maximize my time as much as possible.尽全力让自己的时间得到最大化的利用

But then,可是随后

as years passed by数年过去了

I realized that the chores were unending.我意识到自己的职责没有尽头

My to-do list never seemed to have an end.我那张“待办事宜”的清单似乎无休无止

Even if I try to finish all of it,即使我努力做完所有的事

new ones will always come up.新的事情最后总会出现

I tried to prioritize my tasks我试着给自己的任务安排一个优先级

and still feel very exhausted at the end of the day.但到了一天的末尾,我还是感到筋疲力尽

I tried to share responsibilities with my husband and kids,我试着让丈夫和孩子们分担家务

but still felt that I have no time for myself.但还是感到完全没有自己的时间

The chores seemed to be endless.要干的活儿似乎没完没了

I craved for "me time. "我渴望有点“自己的时间”

And when I say me time,当我说“自己的时间”

I only meant being able to do my eyebrows in an unhurried way,我值得仅仅是,可以慢条斯理的画眉毛

having an hour or so of quiet bliss,能够安安静静的呆一分钟

playing candy crush,玩一玩小游戏

listening to music,听听音乐

reading a book,看看书

or watching a movie或者欣赏一部电影

without being constantly interrupted by my toddler而不是经常被我的宝宝们打断

with the words, "It's my turn, mama."提醒我,“妈妈,轮到我了”

I have been so used to not having time for myself我太习惯这种毫无个人时间的生活了

that I didn't give much thought about that "me time"我甚至没有怎么想到过“自己的时间”

until just recently.直到最近

After 10 long years of waiting,十年的漫长等待之后

my immigrant visa application was finally approved我的签证终于办好了

and I had to travel to a new country all by myself.我将独自去一个陌生的国家旅行

Since the agency was going to pay for my airfare only,由于旅行社只能为我支付旅费

my husband and kids will have to follow at a later date我的丈夫和孩子们只能日后再过来

as soon as I can purchase their plane tickets.当我能为他们买飞机票的时候

And so it happened.于是我愿望成真了。

I was alone in an apartment.我一个人呆在房间里

Now I can do whatever I wanted现在我可以做自己想做的任何事

and keep the house clean and tidy.可以保持房间干净又整洁

I can read my favorite books我可以读自己最喜欢的书

and do all that I wanted to do with my time.可以花时间做自己想做的任何事

I practically had all the time for mysel while waiting for my job orientation!事实上,由于我必须等着入职培训,眼前的时间全都是我自己的!

But surprisingly it didn't make me happy.我惊讶的发现,自己并没有感到高兴

I was lonely.我如此孤单

No more daily routine of nagging突然间没有了日常的絮絮叨叨

and pushing the kids to get up and help out.不用催促着孩子们起床,上学

I missed my kids,我想念我的孩子们

I missed my husband,我想念我的丈夫

I missed my family back home.我想念我远在天边的小家

I felt something in me was missing.我感到自己内心像是缺了一块

My kids, my family are already part of me.我的孩子,我的家人已经是我的一部分

I spent nights crying myself to sleep我整夜整夜哭泣,哭累了才睡着

easing the loneliness within me.以此排解心中的孤独

Then I came to realize that making time for me我意识到,腾出自己的时间

doesn't mean being away from those I love.并不意外着远离自己所爱的人

I can still have a "me time"我仍可以享受“自己的时间”

even if I have the kids around即便孩子们都围绕在我身旁

and endless chores and errands to take care.即便我有无尽的家务和杂事要去处理

I can prioritize and plan.我可以排优先级,可以计划

I can change my attitude and approach towards house chores and errands.我可以改变自己对家务杂事的态度,改进自己的做事方法

Life wouldn't be the same without the people you love near you.没有你爱的人在你身边,生活就会变味

As of the moment,此时此刻

I am looking forward that我正期盼着

they can join me soon他们能很快重新回到我身边

 

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