I’ve been so good at managing my time, or shall I say managing me. To be quiet honest, I’ve felt like a rock star in my own personal soaping world. I finally have figured out somewhat of a schedule.
8:30am Drop kids off at school
9:15am Feed baby and handing him over to grandma (life saver babysitter)
9:30am Fill orders / Make Soap (usually only on Mondays from 9:30 – 12pm, Beer is made on the weekends)
10:30am Exercise or Blog
11:30am Feed baby/self
12:30pm Work on Website, order supplies, mastermind
2:45pm- 8pm Pick up kids… Put on Family Management Hat.
9pm-11pm Continue working on website, blog, orders, masterminding…Netflix.
And as to be expected, once you THINK you have figured out a routine, life comes along and says, “Hi, can I put a couple of wrenches in your day? Thanks!” It was pretty humorous, in retrospect. In the morning I was greeted with a gas leak that took all morning to resolve. Orders got pushed out into the afternoon. No exercise, but blogging and masterminding could be salvaged during the evening. Family time turned into a WWF showdown. My 4 year old got a nice shiner from her 8 -year old sister who kicked her in the eye while doing a cartwheel. World War 3 broke out, but after an hour, yelling and crying turned into laugher. By the end of the night, my anxiety level was at a ten because today’s agenda was nowhere near complete. Exhausted, I made myself sit in front of the computer to write a blog post. Two sentences in, the baby started to cry. I lifted him up and as I watched him eat, my anxiety eased. It is then that I realized I am my own worst enemy. Here I have a precious baby in my arms, and I’m worried about my to-do list. So I didn’t get everything I needed to get done completed. I did however get the “must-do’s” done. The rest could wait until tomorrow.
There are always going to be days such as today. It’s learning to let go of the expectations that is the hardest part for me. Maybe today’s wrenches were there for a reason. Maybe it was a reminder to slow down. Maybe it was a reminder that tomorrow’s Girls Night Out is REALLY important. Whatever the reason for my wrench filled day, I need to stop beating myself up for what didn’t get done. I need to start appreciating what did get done and who I spend my time with. Most importantly, I need to appreciate this glass of wine!