It’s been a long month. I feel as though I haven’t had the time or energy to sit at the computer at all. My email checking has turned into scanning for anything important and deleting the rest. I feel bad that I haven’t read the messages from my groups, but it can’t be helped. Here are just a few consequences of allowing life (aka, the job) to interfere with my routine:
1. I’ve gained five pounds. I haven’t been getting to the gym because when I’m not working, I’m either taking care of the family or falling into my bed. I still fit in my “skinny” jeans, but they most definitely are not comfortable right now. The good news is I went this morning. Hopefully I will remember how I feel right now and keep it up.
2. I lost my writing assignment. I know my next assignment is due June 11th, but I’ll be damned if I know where the previous assignment is, marked up and waiting for my revisions. I really need to find that!
3. I had to hit the “more posts” on most of my favorite blogs. This is another pastime that I’ve ignored. I have many blogs I’m addicted to and I feel like I’ve been missing out. Luckily, I had some kid-free time this morning and I caught up on a few.
These are just a few things that I’ve allowed to fall apart since accepting the manager’s position at my work. I feel much like I did after K was born, when I felt like I was letting Heather slip away and K’s mom and Rick’s wife were becoming my entire identity. I feel fortunate that I have been there before and realize the warning signs. It is much easier to reclaim my life after a month than it is after six months or a year!