How do people do it?
How do people exercise, eat right, take care of their families, work, do the household chores and other obligations, and still manage to stay sane?
Typically I pride myself on being good at time management.
I am the queen of lists, absolutely love scratching things off when they get accomplished, and I like being busy, but my gosh lately I am exhausted.
After I come home from work I have minimal motivation to do anything, and could easily go to bed at 8:30.
I try to ignore those feelings and press on, but honestly, I am tired, mentally, physically and emotionally.
The thing I don’t understand is that I have always worked similar hours and at home necessities haven’t really changed so I don’t know what is wrong with me.
Perhaps it is the nature of work I am in, because I know my stress level is sky high right now.
Most people used to think my job in alternative education was difficult, and I didn’t. I loved it, looked forward to going to work everyday, and I miss the kids terribly.
And don’t get me wrong. I like my new job, but I still don’t know exactly what I am doing because my training was literally only 2 days for a position that everyone tells me needed at least a few weeks of tutorial.
I handle a ton of money, that is not mine, and making a mistake can be pretty detrimental to certain aspects or individuals of the school.
I moved to a complete opposite end of the spectrum career and it is way way way harder than I thought.
I am up to the challenge and am eager to learn, but honestly, I have made so many errors in the past few weeks I just want to crawl in a hole and not come out.
So then I come home, and after dinner sit down to catch up on personal things, and eventually read a few blogs, and I see that all the people I look up to have jobs, kids, exercise, beautiful homes, cook dinners, etc. and they seem happy as clams, with an abundance of time to do fun things!
Is there a secret to this I don’t know about? Because if that is the case, please share.
The sub-title of my blog is more true than ever. I really am trying to find balance, with all aspects of my life, and every day, although difficult, is absolutely worth it.