I did some soul searching this summer and decided that I needed to scale back on some of my outside activities. For the past two years, it seems that I attended an activity every night of the week. The week went something like this:
- Monday – Scouts
- Tuesday – Chimes (for the kids) and Bells (for me)
- Wednesday – Choir
- Thursday – Karaoke
- Friday – Cleaning houses three Fridays a month for extra money
- Saturday – Youth Group (two a month)
I decided that I needed a little more time at home in the evenings. I don’t get school planning done. I don’t get blogging done. I don’t get sewing done. It just seems that I am running everywhere.
I have been able to free up two nights a week. One night is because Matt received a new job so that he will not be working evenings anymore. This has freed up my Monday nights as he now has Scout duty. I also dropped Bell Choir. This was a hard decision, but I need another night that I do not have to be anywhere.
My plan is to keep Monday nights for myself for sewing/craft projects. After supper when Matt, Sarah and Ben leave for Scouts I will have an hour and a half to sew. I have so many projects I want to get done, that it is going to be hard to narrow it down. But I am excited by the prospect of actually being able to work on and finish something.
I am going to have to fight hard to not let new “busyness” creep in. But I am going to give it a shot.