Spilled Thoughts

Moments Before Sleep

vintage photo of dog laying in bed

I love the moments just before sleep, when your body relaxes and your muscles let go, exhaling a long sigh. Your head sinks into the pillow, eyes slowly drift shut, and you become almost trance-like in that lucid, beautiful, half-dream state. I love the soft weight of your legs pressing together, and the silence of your deep, heavy breaths. You begin to fall into dreams and the tree branch scratching at your windowpane fades, the sounds of the wind drift to a far off memory. You are no longer of this world, but of another, far less complicated. And as you leave the warmth of the bed, it is almost as if you are floating, body completely free.

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Marisa Donnelly, M.Ed., is a writer/editor, credentialed teacher, proud bonus mama, and CEO of Be A Light Collective, a coaching and content creation business and digital marketplace. She is the Director of Donnelly’s Daily Apple, a flexible learning/tutoring and educational resource platform, and the lead voice for Momish Moments and Step by Step Parents, verticals dedicated to sharing and advocating for non-traditional parenting journeys. Marisa currently resides in San Diego, California, with her fiancé, kiddo, and their two rambunctious Pitbulls. ❤️