“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” ~ Lucille Ball
BUSY. See me breaking out the caps, bold, and underline for emphasis? ‘Busy’ doesn’t even begin to cut it. I’m swamped. Two weeks into the production phase [which is a fancy way of saying I’m working independently and no longer in training] of my new job overtime became mandatory. It’s only a temporary response to a huge product launch but the restrictions on OT have been lifted. Think 60 hour work weeks. Yet overtime pay is time and a half so I’m trying not to complain too much. I continue to remain grateful that I am at a place in my life where I can successfully handle the employment factor of the adulting equation.
Juggling work, motherhood, my business, and recovery isn’t easy. Sometimes I wonder how I’m still functioning. Most of the time I’m so exhausted I collapse as soon as my shift ends. Right now I’m at the point where operating at full capacity and staying busy is the best possible thing for me. But I know my limits. If I start getting overwhelmed [in the bad way] I’ll scale back on OT and catch up on sleep. My eyes stay on the prize….le car.
Adam and Tatum have settled into their respective school routines. Both seem to love their teachers. I’m especially impressed with Adam’s teacher, Ms. D, who has done an amazing job communicating with parents and making learning fun and engaging for her students. Seeing as how Tatum’s only been in school for a week [three days total] I haven’t had the opportunity to get to know her teachers but I know they’ll be great as well. The structure and socialization of school is so important for them– especially my son– and I couldn’t be happier for them.
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,