February 5, 2012

Fitting it all in

I miss blogging so much. I know not many people read it but I love capturing all that's going on with my life plus I love how writing helps me process my thoughts.  There's been no time lately and I've been having a hard time adjusting to the early mornings and crazy schedule.  We have such a limited amount of time here so I have filled my schedule to the brim meeting with just about everything.  I have friends I want to see (each about 5 times!).  Family I want to spend time with (also spending lots of quality time with each).  Chicago things I want to do (I actually have a Chicago "to-do before we move" list). Groupons and YouSwoops that need to be used up. Willow Church services to attend as many times as possible. And just about anything else you can think of.  All of this on top of adjusting to working every day all day (I know...woe is me, but it's been over a year since I had that schedule and it takes time to adjust. :) A CRAZY wild dog who needs an hour at the dog park every night unless I want him barking, biting and jumping on me all night. (I thought after a year his energy levels would go down...wishful thinking).  I'm still trying to cook dinners, do the laundry, clean the condo and do all the wife responsibilities that I have been very proud to do as a wife. I started a new devotional (that I LOVE!) which is helping me stay on track with my quiet time with God, but obviously this takes time too.  And through all this, I've realized I HAVE to have my full 8 hours of sleep at night which means I have to be in bed by 9:30...lights out at 10:00 so I can set my alarm for 5:45.  There is just not enough time in the day to do it all.  Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who is helping me realize I can't do all the "wife" things while also working (for free!) full time and trying to do everything I want to do before we move.  I just feel we have such a limited time here and want to get everything in that I possibly can. I know in only 8 weeks I am going to be all alone in CO, probably without a job and all this free time wishing I could be with friends and do all the stuff I want to fit in before I leave...so I MUST do it all now. If only I didn't require soooo much sleep every night, all my problems would be solved. Wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy? :)

1 comment:

  1. I like reading your blog Stephanie :) I'm really excited to hear all about your move and I feel you write very honestly so I'm interested to hear how moving to a whole new state is as maybe one day we'll be brave enough to leave Chicago also. Good luck with everything!!