My time hasn't been this occupied since I was teaching. I've got a job to take up a chunk of my day (but it's not full time and I am ecstatic to report that, unlike teaching, work stays at work). So why am I so busy? I realize that it is because I have so much more energy. Take yesterday for example, the ever dreaded Monday. I made breakfast, packed lunches, worked from 9-3, got off work and went to Hobby Lobby, came home and attempted to make curtains (I was thwarted by an empty bobbin), and then hung a shelf, decorated, and cleaned.
I've spent so much time thinking, I don't know why I'm STILL so tired, but I've been looking at it all wrong. Before, I worked, came home and ordered nachos, and then watched TV until it was time for bed. Rinse, lather, repeat. Now, I work, exercise, clean, pack lunches, tackle craft projects, and write a blog before work! I still have days that aren't so easy, or that I just want to go back to bed, but even those days are twice as productive as so many of my days in the past.
The best part is that Ian has been my partner in all of this. He has tackled healthy eating with me, and although he's not much for cooking, he does help me clean the kitchen and pack the lunches. He makes the bed every morning, and while I'm monstering one project, he's wrestling another. Turns out we make a great team. Most of our house still looks like a tornado hit it, but our bedroom is finally starting to look like the cabin we stayed at in Colorado. Our dining room table has been clutter free for over three weeks, and our bathroom sink is clean enough to eat out of. Look at me! I'm the little manatee who could. Maybe that should be a book. Another project? We'll see.
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