So, I have been through many, many changes in the last 6 to 8 months. I guess, really, in the last year! I moved from Tennessee to Colorado. Quit my job that I had been at for 8 years. Started working with my sister. Quit working with my sister and started working as a personal assistant for a couple up in Aspen.
This is the first time in over 14 years that I have not worked from my home. This is the first time in over 14 years that I have had to get up everyday, get dressed and head out to work for the full day. It is taking a little getting used to, but I am getting used to it.
And so are the dogs. They do give me the sad face every now and then, but they are adjusting.
I haven’t been only working, though. I did manage to get to Grand Junction three weekends in a row. I love this mountain and against all my better judgement, I did take this picture while driving down the road at 75 MPH. (I know, I know. I am shaking my finger at me too!!)
My son and I wandered around the Grand Junction mall one weekend. We went into Cabela’s and spent about an hour looking at all the fun camping gear. As we were leaving, I looked up and saw this. Awesome!!
My son is loving the new independence. He is really stepping up and taking on the additional responsibilities very well.
I am learning new habits as well. Like… I need to spend Sunday’s creating and preparing meals for the rest of the week so we don’t have to eat cereal every night. I am learning to create lunches ahead of time too. I have recently tried the salad in a jar method and I really like it. Here is the link if you want to try it: Salad In A Jar
I gave the freezer meals a try too, but I either need to find a timer that I can turn my crock pot on later in the day or some other kind of gadget that will not cook the food so quickly (in a slow cooker, go figure :/) Here is the link for that: Freezer Cooking
Household chores have had to be moved to Saturday’s and Sunday’s – just like in the old days. I can’t just get up and do it when I need to stretch or feel like it. Now I have to plan a specific time to accomplish all my household chores
Of all the adjustments, surprisingly, that is the one I am having the hardest time adjusting to.
So, I wonder, how do you get everything done and work a full-time job outside your home? I can definitely use all the tips I can get.