Today I'm turning over a new leaf.
I set an alarm for this morning. Do you have any idea how long it's been since I set an alarm? Of course not; I don't have any idea myself. Probably pre-Liam. For shame.
For the past few weeks I've been waking up with Liam, bringing him into my room and letting him play with my phone/Kindle until I want to get out of bed or he begs for breakfast, whichever happens first. Previous to that I woke up to screaming or door-banging, or both. What a life.
I've spent too much time on the internet - reading but not writing, watching but not doing, browsing but not creating. It has a way of creeping up on you.
I HAVE been recovering from surgery, that's my excuse. I've also been depressed about the end of summer (which happens every year) because it means WINTER IS COMING. The neverending Basin winter that feels like Narnia pre-Pevensies. How can anyone be happy about this??
Add all that up and you have: unambitious, unproductive, unhappy Jean. Something(s) had to change.
So I've created a schedule for myself - starting with an alarm clock. If I can get up before my kids do, I can get stuff done first thing in the morning. I can work for two hours before even opening the laptop. I can start doing more of the things I should be, so I'm not thinking about things I shouldn't be.
I can start exercising ... with two kids in tow ...
I might need help with that.
Posted by Jean at 11:47 AM