Return to the Land of the Living

Hello there! Did you miss me? I believe the last time we were together I was off in my secure, undisclosed location (also known as Florida) to escape D.C. for a bit and to try to re-claim a sense of control over my ridiculous life. So, I am sure you all are dying to know … did it work?

Well, yes and no.

The time away was definitely good for me — I cleared my head, prepared to start the next phase of my life, enjoyed the ocean views. However, simply changing locations does not mean that problems are left behind. Sadly, they travelled with me and I continued my type-A, ADD, can’t-sit-still-and-relax lifestyle. Even upon returning home, my descent into chaos picked up right where it had left off.

So I am dealing with this in the only way I know how: micromanaging every aspect of my life. Starting today.

Yes, I know it’s ridiculous to schedule things such as “read magazine” and “eat lunch”, but lately I have done neither. Exercise, cooking, making time for friends? Time to get them on the calendar. I’ve completely organized my professional life (finally!), prioritized deliverables, noted deadlines, blocked “working time”. I am unapologetically setting boundaries, personal and professional.

Obviously all of this is a ridiculous attempt to try to gain a sense of consistency, normalcy, routine. Right now my only consistency is inconsistency – and it is exhausting (note to self: schedule sleep). There are 168 hours in the week … time to try to make sense of them.

3 Replies to “Return to the Land of the Living”

  1. It is good that you are recharged and ready to ROCK!!! Wishing I could do the same right now. This who thing that happened here has thrown us all for a loop. I am having problems concentrating on my school work. Tonight is the meeting at North with the Superintendent and Principal. I am worried that there will not be a huge turnout since the district did not advertise. So, I have been trying to get the word out through FB. I hope it works. If not, then nothing will change. And of course that is what the district is hoping for as well.

  2. Every once in a while I look around and realize the laundry has been piling up, Lotte’s feral, there’s barely any food in the house and the tub is filthy. Sometimes it’s easy to get so overwhelmed by everything that we turn off and do nothing. THAT is when i have to hit reset and make a “schedule” of “me” time, parenting shit, blogging, household duties, friends, all of it. It’s so much easier to accomplish things and feel successful at the end of the day, you know? Like we deserve that bottle of wine.

    Chin up, lady. 🙂

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