New Routines

Hi. Remember me? I’ve been a bit MIA these past few days and I don’t like it one bit. My unplanned absence wasn’t exactly by choice though…

I’ve spent every day this week working as a substitute teacher. Monday was middle school math, Tuesday and Wednesday were elementary instructional assistants, and today was middle school ESL. Let me tell you, I. Am. Exhausted.

It’s frustrating being so tired all the time. I’m home by 4pm, but I’m too tired to function. So I nap. I snack. I read. I watch TV. And I go to bed. It’s been a monotonous and exhilarating routine yet I’m already bored of it. Obviously, the schedule I’ve kept this week is not working for me.

I guess that it’s a blessing that I’m starting the training for my new job on Monday. And after that I’ll delve into my new routine. I’ll learn the ins and outs of the job and there will be hours of trial and error. But eventually I’ll learn what works best for me.

I can already guarantee that my new schedule will include sleeping at least 8 hours a night (because God knows I neeeeed my sleep!), eating healthier (Smart Ones for lunch are okay, but a cup of coffee does not a healthy breakfast make), and writing regularly on my blog again (I’ve had a craving to write lately, but I couldn’t muster up the energy. My blog has suffered and this makes me sad).

So yes, a new routine is coming soon. I’m excited about the new schedule and the novelty of it all. I think it’s going to be a great step forward. (Except it always seems like I become much more stressed out during times of transition, so if you have any tips or advice about how to adjust gracefully I’d hugely appreciate it.) 🙂

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13 responses to “New Routines

  1. Hey, lady – life happens 🙂 Busy is better than bored, but take some time outs when you can and we’ll still be here!

    And… I know it’s a ways away, but I’m THISCLOSE to making a decision to be in Austin in March. Margaritas?

  2. Teaching is exhausting! I’ve been doing it for 5 years, and I still come home exhausted. I’m generally in bed before 9 p.m. during the week. You’ll get used to your new routine soon….plus, yay for new job training!

  3. Enjoy your weekend! And good luck with the job training!

  4. Good luck with the new job training!!

    Getting into a new routine is tough sometimes, but you’ll figure it out soon! I can’t wait to hear all about your new job!

  5. oh yay good luck with the job training!! hope it goes fabulously!

  6. good luck with the new job on monday!

  7. You have so many fabulous things going on right now. Even so, I can understand how overwhelming it can be (believe me – I’m there too!). I just try to breathe and remember to take care of myself. Eat right, sleep, spend time with friends, etc. Good luck!

  8. Oh, let me know if you find any tips! I’m horrible with transitions as well. Sleep is good – I’ve been choosing that over studying lately and I’m wayyyy less exhausted. It’s a challenge finding the right schedule – I’m halfway there four weeks into my transition!

  9. Lauren From Texas

    Glad you’re alive 🙂 Don’t you love life changes and adjustments?? (I have a love-hate relationship with change.) So happy everything is working out for you.

  10. Good luck with your new routine! Maybe I’m just a weirdo, but I like new routines.

  11. I am the same exact way right now…super busy busy and trying to find time to blog..good luck with the new routine!

  12. You will have your rhythm down soon. It always takes me a few days to get into the swing of things. Just make sure you take time for yourself.

  13. It probably didn’t help that you weren’t in the same place each day! I’m sure you’ll find a new routine in no time flat that will work out well for you. I hear you on the sleep thing; a girl has got to have her sleep =)

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