Finding Time For Me

Two months.

Just looked, and that’s how long it has been since I last posted. And guess what… I haven’t missed it one bit, until now.

This Summer was the easiest and most laid back Summer of my life. I did not work, other than teaching two weeks of Summer school which was easy money. So my days were spent laying around binge watching Netflix, being fanned and fed grapes straight from the vine (okay so the last two didn’t happen but it felt like it). Not only was my Summer so easy, but I even got to soak up an entire week in South Carolina on the beach.

 Rough life, huh?

Summer was basically three months long of “me time”. I got bored of doing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and began to crave structure and schedules. I didn’t want to blog because that was usually a treat and I was treating myself all the time.

Well things have changed now that I am back at school and teaching 19 rowdy fourth graders everyday. My beach view has changed to this…

So now that I spending my weekdays from 7:30-5:00 in an little room full of 10-year-olds, I am ready again for some “me-time”
I actually started to crave it again. I am not one who has ever defined “me-time” as getting my nails done or going to a spa or even shopping ( I like shopping, but on a beginning teacher’s salary that is not always plausible). I am such a homebody that I want my enjoyment to be had in my own house. I made a list of the things I want to do more of in the evenings. 
<>  I love to read but I have always seen it as a “treat” and I usually read the least in the summers. Luckily I just picked up a great new book that I am already hooked on and spent over an hour reading yesterday! It is just so relaxing to get lost in a good book.
{Visit my goodreads account here}
<> Sometimes I feel embarrassed about my blog, like I am trying to be way cooler than I really am and people will think I am searching for attention. In all honesty, not that many people read this thing. My mom and sister are my biggest fans and so I write with them in mind! But more than that, I enjoy it! I have always liked writing and I don’t get to do it much anymore, except for on here. I also love that when I am older or at a different stage in my life, I can look back and read these posts!
<> I am not a crafty person at all, I get very little joy out of making a card from scrapbook paper, or deco-paging (spelling?)  little jars. I do however like to undertake larger projects around the house. I recently got the idea to redo our entire kitchen table. I plan on staining it, reupholstering the chairs and possibly even painting the base. I have redone quite a bit of furniture in our house and I really enjoy it. So i am excited to take on this project, even if it means eating at the living room coffee table for a while!
{Read about my coffee bar redo here}
<> This one might seem odd, but I love having a nice sit-down breakfast. Every morning I grab a granola bar, apple, or something terrible for me and eat it in the car on the way to work. It just makes me feel even more rushed and isn’t the best way to begin my day. I want to start waking up just 10-15 minutes earlier so that I have time to make something and sit down and enjoy it!
<> I am a bad person and I NEVER work-out. I literally have not exercised (intentionally) in about two years. I know that is not good and I need to do it before my awesome metabolism (thanks dad!) goes to pot. I hate running and I don’t want to go to a gym where there are strangers, I do however love to go on walks and take Kira with me. It is way too hot in the Summer to go and Fall is my favorite season so I plan on taking Kira every evening after work now that the air is crisp!
I may have days or even weeks where I don’t have the time to do any of these things. The Hubs and I are crazy-busy right now, not only with work but numerous extra projects we have taken on. I will however, make an extra effort to fit these “me-time” activities into my day and hopefully it will bring some much needed balance and bliss to my life!

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