Tuesday, July 10, 2012
So far this past week I have done very well with planning my meals and sticking to them. I feel more motivated to make positive changes and keep going now than I have in a long time. I'm not sure what is different, but I am glad for the change.
I am still working really hard trying to enjoy the moments I have with my kids. I work pretty far from home, and by the time I pick up the kids from daycare and get home and cook dinner it's about an hour from bedtime (or less). I am realizing that somehow I NEED to work closer to home. This lifestyle of 5 days a week being basically about waking, working, sleeping (rinse and repeat) - is not what I want and not condusive to a happy family. I'm not sure how other people do it. It seems like my kids act out the most because they want more time with me, but I can't give them more time because I don't want them to stay up late and then be even more tired than usual for the next day.
So my big goal for the next 1 - 3 years (hopefully sooner) is to find a way to work closer to home, at home or part-time. I know if I work at it I can figure a way to get what I want.