I've got a plan this summer vacation!
Last summer it just seemed that I was scrambling to find some home/work balance. And last year was even harder with the hubby's job.
This summer is full of potential though. Hubster now has a job with much better hours. And I have somehow shaken this mother-guilt of sacrificing my sanity a little too much for the sake of the children. I do have plans some concrete plans for the summer, but no timeline. No stress. No pressure.
This summer I hope to relax a little more. I hope to go to bed a little earlier (except for tonight maybe, I'm still working on getting set up right). I hope to be waking up earlier. This is a big change here. Usually I adjust my schedule to the kids' summer schedule. But, not this year. I have found that I just need those early morning hours of quiet to get some good work done.
I'm excited. I hope to have more time to enjoy family time this summer. I hope to enjoy our beautiful, peaceful yard more this year. I hope to run away to the lake more. I hope to have more bonfires. I hope to just sit in the sunshine and breeze and enjoy a good book. In short, I hope to enjoy life a little more this summer.
Tonight I am thankful for some better summer plans. I know that I know how to work hard. Now I will remember how to relax.