My daughter’s current session of swim lessons ends tomorrow. The instructor, who leaves a lot to be desired, has yet to tell us whether or not our children “passed,” but I really don’t think she’s ready to move up a level yet. So, I wanted to go ahead and sign her up for the next session, but all the classes in her level are full. So, we get 4 weeks of less hectic Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Schedules are always important, but I find them essential when you have kids. This plays into another thing that is going on in our lives. My husband has a demanding job under “normal” circumstances, but some projects are starting which are going to keep him swamped for quite some time, probably until the summer of 2014. He’s been having to go into the office, stay later and work at home on the evenings and weekends.
I’m not complaining about this at all—I do wish he had more down time, but this is the way things are sometimes. However, I’ve realized that I need to adjust my (and the kids’) schedule as well in light of this.
I’m not looking to take anything out of their schedules, at least not yet. But I’m very wary of adding anything new to the calendar. I was strongly considering serving on the steering committee for MOPS next year, but I realized that it would not be in my family’s interest to take that on right now. I’m not playing the martyr, but I am keeping my eyes on my family’s priorities and trying to act with that in mind.
The other thing this might affect is my plan to start running again in April. I posted a few days ago that my plan was to start the C25K plan again after we got back from Arizona and run in the evenings 2 nights a week and then one day on the weekend. However, it could very well be that just isn’t possible with my husband’s work.
So, what am I going to do? Well, if it turns out to be a problem, I’m not going to run. It is as simple as that. There are many, many other activities I can do that fit into our schedule and that I enjoy. If it does not work this year, I’ll take another look at it next year.
This all plays into my OLW – One Little Word—for this year, which is surrender. I have a tendency to get uptight when things aren’t going the exact way I’d like them to. However, I’m working on just accepting the things I cannot change and doing what I can to work within those circumstances. Deep, eh?
Speaking of schedules, I am still on track with my working out for this week! I just finished my EA Active workout and a 30 minute Yoga DVD. Yeah, me! I’m not sure if I’m going to work out tomorrow or not. In the piles of DVD’s that I have, I found a Yoga for Weight Loss DVD which I may try tomorrow, although I do want to preview it first.
And here’s my bit of motivation for the day. I’ve been pinning these inspirational quotes like crazy and thought I should start sharing them all with you. Enjoy