I’m not talking about the “great change” that comes to women or changes due to the position of the Earth but more about what happens in your life as a person, human being, organism on this planet, etc… Everyone has changes over the course of his/her life; sometimes those changes are predictable, sometimes those changes are expected, and sometimes it’s utter chaos. Even as children we go through different seasons where we have different requirements of us and we need to learn how to navigate those changes.
I was at the Jimmy Buffett concert with a few friends the other night and having a great time so that inspired the name of this post although it’s content has nothing to do with the concert or the song per se. I’m talking about something I’ve implemented here in the Messy household that seems to be helping. I’m hoping it’ll stick and it has to do with 5:00pm.
I have been out of the blogging game for a few months as my life has gotten even crazier and messier than before. Shortly after my last post we entered the settlement of the new house, a full 6 months before I was mentally prepared to do it (which also was in danger of being postponed), then the fixing of the house, and the moving of the house. All while still working full time and trying to be the mom to a toddler.
We have reached the “helpful” phase. To be fair we’ve been in the helpful phase for a few months but now the Munchkin is really big into helping all the time.
I used to write a lot when I was a kid back when I had more time. I used to write poetry, short stories, journals…etc. You name it I would write but as time has gone on my writing has tapered off. Hence one of the reasons I started this blog. I loved to write as a kid but as an adult I never really found the time. As an adult there always seems to be more “worthy” or more “productive” and “responsible” pursuits that take away from the things we really enjoyed as children but almost any life coach would tell you to think of what brought you joy as a kid and that’s what you should incorporate into your adult life. So here is mine….
I’ve only been at this parenting gig for a little under 2 years at this point and with only one child at the moment so you can take what I have to say with a grain of salt but the stark contrast in the past two days has been remarkable and it reminds me that the only constant is in fact change. “The days are long but the years are short” is a mantra that sits in the back of my mind but sometimes it still gets lost in the day to day life.
I took a little bit of a break last week because it appears the Mr. and I have gone under contract to buy a house.
In keeping with my forward mantra of 2018 we have taken a leap in that direction. A leap that I was completely and overwhelmingly prepared for and unprepared for all at the same time.
I thought I would give you a little more insight into my batch cooking that I first discussed as a great time saver here. Today I amazingly got up before 6am and the Munchkin and Mr. stayed asleep until after 7:30am. In that hour and a half I made 4 meals, my lunches and some veggies ready to go for the week.
I saw this phrase somewhere “stop the glorification of busy” and it just resonated with me. As Americans we seem to have an almost ingrained Type A personality; obviously not everyone fits into this category and people find ways around it but it seems like everyone you meet is “tired” or “busy” or “has way too much to do”. We need to stop filling all of our time with commitments to everyone and everything. What about the commitment we should have with ourselves?
I’ve already discussed some apps that I love in the past and decided to do another installment. In this edition I’m going to share my new favorite running app and another app that I mentioned in my New Year’s post that has really put me on notice about using my phone. Once again this is going to sound like an advertisement, but I promise it’s just me living my life (sometimes I wish I was compensated for these posts!)