Welcome to January. For those of you who have met me in real life, you know that my planner is attached my hip. I “X” out days like I’m back in grad school counting down the days until graduation. Except, at this moment in my life there is no particular “end game” that I am bidding my time until. When the month of December started I remember glancing to the last two weeks and thinking in awe what I was going to do during all that time off from Christmas to New Year’s. That time has come and gone and now January has started.
I don’t make resolutions at the start of the year but I do make goals. One of my goals I have written in pen is that I am going to be more present, less multi tasked and not be always scanning to the future. I feel like time is always flying because I pack so many things into one day. Always running from one thing to the next and just surviving till the weekend. The weekend, where I make sure to set my alarm to wake up in time to get a work out in and then still have time in my day to “not waste it” and still get enough accomplished. Do any of you feel that way as well? Habitually over scheduled and usually running late?
I think I just really enjoyed this time off, this very much needed break. No papers to grade, minimal classes to teach and blogland pretty quiet. I had tons of plans to get ahead and be prepared for when the work week started but here I am watching Sunday night football and clicking away on my Macbook.
Things don’t change for the over scheduler.
Here is the difference though. I slept without an alarm today. I finished a book and I wasn’t even on a plane forced without wifi or the ability not to be able to access work. I didn’t workout, get ahead or finish cleaning. I just enjoyed the day with Mark, didn’t get out of stretch pants and had my human app alert me periodically throughout the day to get up and stretch. I did this all because I know that today is Monday and I will be back to the crazy grind of it all. I smile though and know that I got the recharge that a crazy Type A over scheduler needed.
Cheers to the start of the New Year. Did everyone refresh and get some serious R&R in? Are you still on an extended vacation or back to the grind as well? Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you set goals for the New Year’s? I had such a wonderful past year and cannot wait to start blazing out into 2016 with full steam.