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Almost back to reality

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Day after tomorrow I head back to Greenville, then it's back to reality. Although I'm a little nervous about trying to fit all the puzzle pieces together, I'm also very excited to get back to my life and finishing school. It never occurred to me when I came to visit my Mom for 5 weeks how difficult this would be. Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed our time together, and it's been great to see so many of my friends I never get to see when I just come in for a weekend. But it has still been a real challenge to learn how to live with my Mom again after being on my own for so long. Plus, I just feel like my life has been put on hold. So as much as I have enjoyed this adventure, I'm ready to get my life back to being the chaotic mess I'm used to. I have discovered from this vacation that I do better when I'm busy. I have had tons of time to watch movies, read books for pleasure, and catch up on stuff that gets put off when I'm busy. The problem is I don't have a deadline so nothing actually gets done. I wake up do virtually nothing and the next thing I know the day is over & I'm complaining that I got nothing accomplished. Thankfully I have gotten that under control in the last few days, despite that fact I'm still ready for some normalcy in my life. I know it's going to take some extra effort to keep up with school, the gym, eating healthy, and making time for friends but I also know it's totally worth it. I can do anything once I make up my mind to, and right now I have the drive and determination. Today has been extremely rewarding as I have accomplished most of my to-do list and it's only 4:30. I got up and got started early today and have made real progress. The challenge today? Since I'm leaving town Thursday, I'm going to dinner with friends at B-Dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings), and after looking over the menu it doesn't look very promising. I am planning what to order now based on my calories left & once I have a plan in place I'm sure I'll do fine. Unfortunately, all the fried foods on the menu that I love don't fall in my calorie range. Surprisingly I'm not worried about it. I proved to myself the other day that I'm capable of eating out without ruining my progress, and I know I can do it again.
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    I know first hand how difficult it can be to get things done on "Vacation". hopefully it gets easier once you are back on a schedule.

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    1990 days ago
    It certainly seems easier to get things done when you're busy. I know that when my schedule is open, things just keep getting put off. I hope you enjoyed Buffalo Wild Wings, without going too crazy! Best of luck to you when you get back to school, I'm sure you'll do well!
    1991 days ago
    "The problem is I don't have a deadline" I had the same problem when I first decided to stay at home with my daughter. After teaching in a very routine environment with stressful bosses, co-teachers (the students were the EASY part) I made my own deadlines, and if I didn't stick to them I sat down and wrote out a schedule for myself

    Helped me keep some sanity.

    Good luck!
    1991 days ago
    emoticon Which Greenville are you in. I am in SC
    1991 days ago
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