A rainy Sunday with no "to do list" reminds me just how busy
life has been. I have made it through almost 7 months at my
new job...taking only a handful of scattered sick/vacation hours in all those
months. Dave & I continue to run our antique business...working
two Saturdays each month at the mall we sell at. Ian has
moved from Milwaukee to Neenah in the past three months, and I
have made the 6 hour round trip drive each month to help him set
up his new place. Add to that a farm that requires daily chores.
It is no wonder I am feeling a tad worn out. I appreciate days like
today when a kitty in my lap or a good movie or this rainy day makes
me slow down & take it easier.
Do you ever feel like you are on this tread mill, working to meet
expectation after expectation ~~ often expectations that we personally
have created for ourselves?
I am going to try to be better about this...re-adding time into my
calendar for catching my breath, more time for things I enjoy. Step one
was to cancel a work day at the antique mall in April for a day
at a favorite first flea market. Step two...adding this mantra,
"Be kind to myself"! I will try to follow these words, how about you?