Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wanted: Balance in Life

I have finished two very busy, but uneventful weeks back at school. Uneventful is a very good thing. The first day of school the bell rang, the kids filed into the hallway and everyone found their class, had a desk and the teachers started teaching. Everything was the way it was supposed to be. In spite of the fact things are going smoothly, I am still busy all day long and find myself too exhausted each night to do anything productive. I hope this is just the usual “beginning of the school year” tiredness.

I must admit I probably spend too much time at night “surfing”. I am very intrigued by some blogs out there! I feel I have made a new friend in Ed from Germany but I feel like a stalker checking up on his daughter “City Wendy.” I also check up on the weather each day through Jennifer in cottage country. The exciting part of my life is actually reading about the excitement of their life!!

I can’t really complain (and shouldn’t as I am currently living and working in a complaint-free zone, but that’s another blog entry for another day). My summer was really busy and as my facebook documents, I have the photos to prove I had a great time. I need to get out of my rut I get into each year in that my job takes over my life. I need to keep a balance. I want to get fit again. I want to start writing again. I want to socialize again. I even want to spend time with hubby……I mean time we actually converse with each other.

Any suggestions out there, short of retirement, to help me stop letting school become the only facet of my life?


Anna said...

Hi Sue! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was trying to find a way to e-mail you but couldn't so I'll just respond here if that's okay.

There really isn't enough time in one day to do all that I want to do. I do most of my reading on the train, I blog during my lunch break, and a couple nights a week or on the weekends I'll go online. To be honest, I'm too tired at the end of the day to go online after dinner and the evening chores. I just put family first and fit everything else in where I can. Some days it works out well, other days I feel overwhelmed. But as long as it stays fun, right?

I can't offer much advice on the writing front, as I should do more writing myself. I try to set aside time, but I'm a big-time procrastinator.

To expand your blog readership, the only suggestions I have are to comment on other blogs and post about your interests, such as book reviews. Commenting is the biggest, though.

I hope you'll stop by my blog again soon, and I'll be back to visit you, too. If you have any other questions or just want to chat, feel free to e-mail me:

diaryofaneccentric at hotmail dot com

Diary of an Eccentric

Ed said...

I'm your friend? Hey, that's cool. There are several things that you can do to keep school in perspective. I actually haven't worked in a school building in over 20 years. Seems hard even for me to believe. When I did, I had hobbies that kept me distracted. I was a ham radio operator. I took flying lessons. I learned how to use a computer. You could also do what I do now: geocaching and volksmarching (although I haven't done the latter enough lately). Forget taking more graduate classes. They are stress inducing. Take up drinking; take up gambling; have an affair; become involved in politics: all of those are disreputable, but they'll make you forget about school for a while. :-)

Jenn Jilks said...

It's been a wonderful weekend. I just hope that you have a great school year. My Muskoka was so perfect. The first week of September has been great!