Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breathe in, breathe out

Is pretty much what I have been saying to myself lately. We are so busy around here and as it turns out, Katie and busy are not best friends anymore. The sad thing is that we used to be. I used to love having my days filled to the brim. And even when I just had one child I loved for our days to be filled up with lots of activities. But, I have changed over the years and have gotten to where I do not like being busy. I don't like rushing.

The bummer of it is that I love pretty much every single thing that we are busy with. But, when all put together my weeks just fly by without me feeling like I have adequate time to get stuff done. On Mondays I watch my neighbors little girl, Tuesdays are preschool, ballet, and small group, Wednesdays are Friend2Friend, Thursdays are preschool, and Fridays are our only day without a preplanned activity. And then you throw in all of the extra appointments and fun stuff that comes in and our weeks our just jam packed.

I think the reason I don't enjoy the business anymore is that my priorities have really shifted. Where I used to have my social life as my #1 priority (and I don't mean social life in a bad way! God created us to be in relationships with people and spending time with others and loving them is a great use of our time). But, now with having three kiddos my priority is my family and home. And with a bigger family and home I need a lot more time to take care of my priorities.

The problem is, that I can't see anything that can be cut out. Although I am considering not doing Friend2Friend next year and pick it back up again next fall when we don't have preschool twice a week. I guess I just need to learn to manage the stress and deal with the business better. Any tips???

On a very happy note the hubs took Thursday and Friday off so we will have a 4 day weekend to spend having quality family time so I am excited about that! Maybe that will be the refreshment I need to get through the rest of the "semester". Ha, does anyone else still live their adult, post-college lives in semesters?

Anyway, happy Wednesday all!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I'll ever think of life in any other way than school years and semesters. Going from high school to college to being a teacher ingrained it in me forever!