Tuesday, August 28, 2018
In June I rearranged my work schedule so I would have Monday's off. Because it was summer, and my kids were home, and I was still taking classes, it didn't feel any less chaotic then it had been. But we were getting the house cleaned in time for whatever busy thing we had going on that night. Slowly though, the effects of this glorious choice started to show itself. Slowly I started to feel more relaxed and less like I was drowning.
Fast forward to yesterday, my first Monday at home by myself. All my babies were at school and Rob was at work. I puttered around to my heart's content cleaning bathrooms, doing laundry, and enjoying the silence. That night when I crawled in bed I was relaxed, energized, and happy. A feeling I have not felt in a very long time.
I think I realized something important about myself: I need quiet time to rest and recharge from the chaos that is life. But, the one thought that is constantly going through my head lately is "How will I do this all when school starts?!" And I don't know the answer to that question, but I know that this simple choice is a start.
School officially starts for me on September 17th, and I plan to spend the next couple of weeks before I am buried in homework organizing my thoughts and all the home and yard projects that are swirling around in my head. The yard is starting to take shape, and I think next year we are really going to start building the homesteading part, which I am so excited about!! But, I want to make sure that we have a clear purpose and plan to make the best use of our time.
I am also excited to really start taking pictures and blogging again, I know I say that all the time, but I am serious this time. I also want to make family dinner a big priority. I have had a massive shift in my focus and I am excited to see where it takes me.
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