Ugh, I have been in a rut. And thankfully I am finally out of it. It started before Thanksgiving… Ya quite a long rut if you ask me. I figured out it was when my work schedule changed. You know how you get a system worked out and everything works perfectly? You have the perfect balance of everything, then something comes along and tinkers with it and all of the sudden everything comes crashing down and you can’t figure out why? Ya that would be the definition of my rut I was in.
I use to work 2-3 days a week as a nurse, teach dance 3 nights a week, and run my blog. It was absolutely the perfect balance! My days off of nursing I would clean the house, finish laundry, and do all that goodness and then catch up on emails and blog! I loved it. I didn’t feel overwhelmed, and I rarely felt like I didn’t have something to do. Life was perfection! The cute girl I split my brothers nursing shifts with had her baby in November and I started working 5 days a week, teaching dance 3 nights a week, and was running a blog. I know poor me ha ha. My mornings started at 5 AM and I would walk in the door at 8 PM from teaching dance. It was just some long days. By the time I walked in the door I didn’t want to start the laundry, clean the floors, cook dinner, answer emails, or put much effort into my blog posts. Luckily for me I am married to an amazing man who cooked dinner, did the laundry, cleaned the floors, etc. If not man our house would be a hurricane Henry! I was out of my normal balance and routine, which is okay, it just wasn’t working for me. I couldn’t pin point what the problem was during that time though and dropping one day at work wasn’t an option at the time. I was a grumpy, tired wreck!
Right before ALT the sweet nurses maternity leave ended. I am now back to working 3 days every week as a nurse, teaching dance 3 nights a week, and blogging and cleaning on my 2 days off. I finally feel like myself again! Preparing for ALT took a lot of my time when the sweet nurse came back so I wasn’t quite out of my rut yet. Monday, after ALT, I woke up, took a deep breath and cleaned my little heart out! I cleaned out the craft room, the closets, vacuumed, dusted, cleaned the floors, etc.! It was the greatest feeling! I then sat down and answered around 100 emails that I was backed up on! (if you emailed me and didn’t get a response please send it again! lovemedanimarie@gmail) BEST FEELING EVER!
I know it sounds so lame. And I probably sound like a baby that I can’t balance my life with working 5 days a week, teaching dance, and running my blog. But guess what? I don’t care! This is my real life, I am going to sound like a baby sometimes. Go ahead and call me one, or laugh at me. I know I am a baby ha. I am happy again even if you call me a baby!
I just want to thank all of you for sticking by me through my big fat, sticky, nasty, rut that lasted 2 months!! I promise that things are going to get amazing around here and you will be glad that you stuck around! I truly love each of you. You hold a special place in my heart. I want to get to know you better, learn about you, your struggles, your triumphs, all of it! Please email me and let’s be friends! I want to learn about you. I am hoping that this is the gap that my newsletter will feel! I feel like you know me so well (which is totally great!) and I don’t know you. I want to be your best friend!! Please feel free to email me (lovemedanimarie@gmail) I promise to respond and chat with you!