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Getting in a new groove (part II)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

So, I'm getting in a new groove professionally. Work is good and I'm getting used to the hours and the effect on my personal time. Not being on a clock has its pluses and minuses, but I'll adjust.

Yesterday was a peek at "things to come." DH worked the holiday (nope-the news never sleeps), younger son is back at college and older son was out with friends for most of the day. So, I had the bulk of the day to myself.

Now, I remember being a young(er) mom with two boys who took up a lot of time, a husband who worked second shift and working my own job (part time) as well. I longed for the "pre-K" days (pre-kids) when I had oodles and oodles of time.

Well-I'm back to having the time.

(Word to young mothers-yes, the time goes quickly, believe it or not. Do not wish the days with your little ones away-soon enough they will fly the coop, so enjoy!) I've got time. Now what?

Some people look at the empty nest and feel a bit of sadness. Yes, I've done that. But I also look forward to having the time to do what I'd like to do. I look around my house and see a lot of things that need fixing, repairing, sprucing up. OK, I can do that.

Volunteer my time? I was on the internet today checking out some possibilities.

Cooking great food? With only 2 of us at home (the son still at home comes and goes, so I don't cook too often for him), I can experiment and try new tasty, healthy recipes.

The Great American Novel? Maybe I could write it-or at least try. Personally, I prefer writing short stories, but any story can grow with some effort. My sister's recent problems would make a great book-or a terrible movie script perfect for the Lifetime Movie Network.

And working out? Well, the excuse of "no time" really did become a huge excuse!

My new goal for September is to log 1000 minutes. It shouldn't be that hard to achieve.

My feeling for this September is one of anticipation-my birthday is this month, but rather than feel sad about getting older, I truly feel like it's time to get better and better.
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    Good for you to make healthy plans. I'm cheering for your 1,000 min. and believing you will pull it off. Keep us posted on the yummy new recipes. Enjoy!

    2441 days ago
    Here's hoping that you have a wonderful birthday this month and you just keep on getting better and better.
    2448 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good plan for that almost-empty nest. I still grieve sometimes over mine, but not as much now. I have filled it with some volunteering and the exercise is helping as well.
    2450 days ago
    I can relate to this blog - and I love it too!
    2450 days ago
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