Thursday, October 6, 2011

need direction

before i get started let me say that i am blessed to be able to stay home with my sweet girl.  it is something that i've always wanted to do.  i love being here with her!  and i'm over the moon thankful for my amazing husband who works his tushy off to make it all possible.
now, with that being said, let's get to the point.  i'm lost. 

for the first time in my memory i don't have a schedule or an agenda.  and i've come to realize that i have no idea how to budget my time without the influence of a job or school to guide my time. my to-do list keeps getting longer, but i'm not getting anything done.
  • of course there are things that need to be done around the house like dishes, grocery shopping, cleaning and laundry. 
  • and more importantly there is the time i get to spend with my girl.  i want to play with her, teach her, create with her, and explore with her. 
  • there's crafting time.  i've got closets, drawers & a brain full of ideas, fabric, paper, pens, wood, batting, thread, ribbon, buttons, stickers, paint etc and it is sitting there more neglected now that i'm home all day then it was when i had a full time job.
  • hubby time.  my guy is working his tushy off to make it possible for me to be home and i want to make his life easier if & when i can.  not to mention carving out time for date night.
  • me time.  now that i'm not around adults all day 5 days a week its more important for me to carve out the time to get together with other adults and recharge my batteries. 
waiting around hoping i will figure this out hasn't worked for the last 4 months so its time for a plan.  this is going to be a work in progress for sure.  but its time to get back to some of my teaching roots and start some "lesson" plans.  as soon as nap time is over we're headed to the store to get a planner and make this official.  but while sweet girl is still sleeping i better get the dishes washed so i can check 1 thing off my to-do list!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on getting to stay home! Give yourself a break...I think you are being way too hard on yourself. You will figure it out. It will just take a little time. Enjoy!!!