The good thing – I have interests in A LOT of things. To name a few, cooking, reading, exercising, crafting, shopping…you get the idea.
The bad thing – I no longer have nearly enough time to properly devote to these things.
This is mostly because by the end of the day, when I do have a bit of time to participate in any of the above activities, all I can think about doing is crawling into bed and vegging out in front of the TV for an hour or so before bed.
When I wake up in the morning I have good intentions for the day. I always think about what I would like to do that evening:
- Maybe read the paper from that morning.
- Make some hand-made cards for upcoming events to have on file.
- Work on Jack’s baby book.
I must say that I have actually been starting the day off right. I manage to drag myself out of bed at 5:00 am and make it to the gym several times a week. On some of those days, when I’m doing cardio, I’ll take a book with me so that I can kill two birds with one stone.
And…that’s pretty much where the extracurriculars end for me.
I believe part of the problem is that my schedule has been ridiculous since the beginning of summer. I’m really hoping that now that things are calming down a bit I will feel more energized and not ready to fall asleep at 7:30 every evening (this happens to be right after Jack goes to bed). It’s like as soon as he’s asleep my body just decides that it’s finished its job for the day and has no interest in accompanying me to the creative portion of the evening.
Ah well. Things could be worse – and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way!