My job is officially consuming my life. And the sad thing is that I only get paid to be there until 10:30 every morning.
So far this week I've had two full days of training on new State regulations I have to learn. I was on the phone with a colleague until 10:00 the other night, and on the phone with one of my administrators again last night after I put the kids to bed. I was then up until 11 creating a 2-day lesson, and at work this morning for a 7:15 staff meeting.
I know, cry me a river, right? There are millions of mothers out there who work 9 hours every single day and still manage their kids and their household. I'm not exactly sure how they do that, but I've heard it happens.
You see, I have this horrible tendency (as I'm sure tons of mothers do) to want to do everything. And by everything, I mean that I seriously want to have my little hands involved in every single thing that I'm interested in. I want to be respected at work. I want to be creative and innovative and make a name for myself. I want to be a crazy fun fitness instructor who volunteers in both of her kids' classrooms and also helps out with Religious Ed on Sundays. I want to blog my little heart out while making 50 frosted cupcakes and winning an award for being the Coolest Mother Ever. I want to go out with my husband every single weekend and remember what it's like to have fun. I want to make big, healthy meals that everyone eats. I want to plan fun outings for every single weekend yet I want my house to be clean and organized. I want, I want, I want....
I want to retire.
Yes. I went to college for 6 long years and owe more in student loans than some people owe on their homes. Yes. I am unwilling at this point to sacrifice any portion of my lifestyle, and therefore will talk about quitting my job all the time but will never do it. Yes. I really do think I'm in the right career, and for the most part, I enjoy what I do.
But duh, work sure is getting in the way.
In other news, I am still trying to get used to this new crazy schedule we are on. I think we've finally figured something out that will work for everyone, and it involves making sure the boys are in bed by 7 every night. Awesome if you've got a bunch of stuff to do around the house. Not so great if you've got a bunch of stuff to do anywhere else. Like, say, go to the gym.
So we're compromising.
Monday night was my night, last night was the husband's. Tonight we're back to me. I'm gonna try to get to Zumba if he gets home in time, but otherwise I'll get in some treadmill/weights action.
That's about it. CJ got out of school early today and both of them are taking a nap. I'm actually going to try to be productive and get dinner started. That's right- just call me
Have a healthy day,