At the beginning of the year I set a single goal to work hard at building sustainable routines that would benefit my family and me in our everyday life. I did pretty well for a while there. For a while there I was waking at 5am each day to stay true to my planned routine.
But of course, as life often does, things changed. I knew that my routines I had built up around my previous job would fall apart, but I didn’t know to what extent. Here’s what happened: I got a new job in July in the next county that I commute to daily. Then Clara started preschool, and Corey started getting into the more demanding semesters of his college education
Over the last several couple of months we’ve all been adjusting to new wake up times, new schedules, new eating habits (aka I’m eating out all the time because I never make time to fix a lunch), and figuring out how to balance work, family, school, and social lives.
But in the last few weeks since Clara has started school, I’ve been working hard at figuring out a new routine that works well with our schedules and doesn’t wreak havoc on our family. So here’s my Sunday Accountability post:
- Mopped the kitchen floors
- Meal planned
- Washed school clothes
- Made lunches for Monday
Meal plan for this week:
- Monday: Pesto Chicken (Hello Fresh)
- Tuesday: Apricot Chicken (Hello Fresh)
- Wednesday: Meatloaf and Potatoes
- Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Friday: Chicken Taquitos
- Saturday: Leftovers
- Sunday: Pork Chops & Rice
My intentions for this week:
- Stay focused at work
- Be present at home
- Drink water
I’m sure I’ll share more as time goes by about how I’m getting my act together, but for right now, I just need this out in the ether.