As I look back on the 1st 6 weeks, it went really fast! But I kind of planned it that way. In fact, I over booked myself with craziness. I worked tons of overtime. I taught fitness classes. I trained for my Ragnar race. Any day off I had -- I planned some sort of social event.
By then end of it all, I was exhausted!!
Now it's Round 2. It came so fast (he wasn't supposed to leave until April 4, but that changed.) And several things are different this time around........
- I quit being a fitness instructor. I know, that fad was short lived huh? Why did I quit? Because I was allowed absolutely zero creativity. Every single movement in my class had to be to the 8th count of what "Les Mills" says. It's a great program, but if I'm going to put hours into teaching something, I want to feel like I had a part in creating it. So onto new fitness adventures I go!
- My job is currently putting a cut on all overtime. So instead of working 50-60 hours a week, I am working the normal 3 12-hour-shifts. It's going to be really hard for me. Not financially, but mentally. I am NOT used to having 4 days off a week! It is freaky. But I'm working every weekend, so won't really have a social life until May 18. (*insert bitterness here*)
Every day that I don't work, I must have some sort of adventure! What quantifies "adventure" in this new feat?
- Trying something new
- Hiking new lands
- Running new paths
- Building something(?!)
- Mastering a new sport
- The list could go on.......
- Taking my golf clubs to the local driving range, and mastering my swing so I can impress my husband when he comes home
- Building a headboard for our guest bedroom (Thank God for Pinterest)
- Trying new running paths and hiking trails -- (For example, today I ran a 6 mile loop in the middle of town, and then swam at the air force base. It was refreshing to try new places)
- Mastering my swimming stroke
- I have a list of a few hiking trails I'd like to hit up before "rattlesnake season" arrives
- Try some new recipes (although, that may not be quite as fun since cooking for 1 can be interesting)