Sunday, October 21, 2018
Big things in store for the Flea family! As some of you know, we've been in a bit of a financial hole for a while now. We had to stop the trainer coming for a few months for Hope (Service Dog in-training) so we can scrape our way out of it. We really want to make it to Christmas to Grandma's since we will not be able to make it for Thanksgiving. That puts a lot of pressure on me to keep up the training, progress the training and get Hope out of the house as much as possible. But that needs to be done anyway, so, I'm going to suck it up and just do it!
DH and I had a long talk on Friday. His current job is moving in a direction that is not good for his career overall. Plus he is unhappy for many reasons that I agree with about his current job. So, to the job market! The job he is hoping to get involves travel though. In fact, several of the jobs he is looking at involve travel. I'm happy that he will get to travel and see new places, but at the same time am wondering if I'll be able to handle it. I'm... for it, but at the same time wary. I have several things that keep me from getting out much and if he is away much, I'll have to find ways around these things.
I've been being lazy about my job - homemaking. I'm trying to think of a way that I can motivate myself. It's hard to think of it as any other job, because I never 'clock-out.' I guess I can have breaks throughout the day and set times to do certain things daily, like my walking and strength training. Instead of being lazy and letting the whole day slip away from me. I'll really need to work on this if DH gets the job. Heck, I need to work on it even if he doesn't! Homemaking is one of the things that I've been working on, but my mental health has kept me from really getting into working on it. It's been one thing after another. But today I am feeling more myself and I know tomorrow will be better, so, tomorrow I will start my weekday trying to get into a groove that includes training Hope, exercise, homemaking, baking, and self-care time. I don't expect things to be perfectly balanced and I know some days will be harder than others, but I can at least try to get as close as I can to a balance. I've got to get off my bum and away from this computer and phone and start on doing the things I need to do.
I'm looking at all the ways our lives will change with the job change and everything else coming our way in the next few months (job change might not be for another 6 months, we'll see). I'm hoping I'm up to the challenges ahead. I must remember that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.