Sunday, June 8, 2014
Some days are exhausting...
Last weekend meant a full weekend in school, followed by a busy, busy week at work, plus a promise to myself that no day will pass without me walking my minimum of 10,000 steps.
Hence by Friday night I was beyond exhausted. I have plenty to do in terms of studying and an assignment due in just over a week and I have barely opened my books. Yesterday I cleaned my house, two weeks between cleans is just a little bit too long.
Today began with good intentions but instead I made homemade soup, plus a huge pot of spaghetti bolognaise for tea tonight for our regular weekly 'whole' family dinner and I took the dog for a long, long walk. I need my daily steps plus its been so long since I walked her - hubby and the boys do, but short of walking in the dark there's not many hours of daylight when I'm actually at home.
I was meant to go to a work reunion last night but didn't even have the energy for that - sorry guys.
Tomorrow I might do some study and I might not, I try not to beat myself up over these things too much anymore. Perfection is not necessary, doing what I need to and on time to ensure I'm passing is acceptable. Knocking myself out and trying to do too much not so acceptable.
Middle son is now back on the road after a little 'enforced' break and has also just bought himself a scooter - argh, what is it about my boys and two wheeled modes of transport.
That's all three of them now who have a two wheeled ride and if you throw in my stepson as well then there's more than a little bit of a heart flutter which happens to this mumma on a regular basis.
I've found my next holiday / self development goal to focus on - I've always wanted to go to Italy and I've found a writers retreat which happens a couple of times a year in Tuscany. Now this sounds just like my sort of thing - http://www.the-art-of-writing.com/.
Of course then I'd also have to spend a couple more weeks traversing the Italian countryside and seeing all the things I want to. There's a few things to get out of the way first (like how I'd actually finance it) but it's definitely on the top of the bucket list.
I'm in a funny mind space at the moment in trying to figure out exactly what I want my future to look like. My work contract goes up until the middle of 2016, so I have to have everything in place for the next phase of my work life and I'm pretty certain I don't want to work for somebody else, not unless its something pretty challenging and sensational.
I also don't want to be a small business owner either, so I have some serious thinking and planning to do to figure out what I want to do unless of course the universe showers us with some cold hard cash in the meantime.
We're only a week into winter and boy the nights are starting to get cold, why can't winter only hang around for a week or two and then be done? I'm definitely not a cold weather person. The open air and great outdoors suit me just fine when it's warm.
Now that I've filled up my available minutes with blog writing, I might go stir the pasta sauce and have a nice relaxing alcoholic beverage before the family all arrive for tea. Busy days make you cherish the quiet relaxing times with family so much more.
Hope you're all finding time to relax.
Posted by Fiona Biedermann