I’m tired already. Also, 14 charts behind. Aghgh! This wouldn’t be so terrible, but since I’m entering another full week of call I need to find time to catch up. I honestly cannot STAND the idea of doing these in the evenings, as I’m so spent by the time I finally get both kids to bed.
The mornings would be better, but most days I take ~30 minutes of sacred precious workout time. (Or sometimes sleep time when necessary).
So — that doesn’t leave much. Except short blocks on weekends, I suppose. Because Josh usually has a lot to catch up on too, and we need to have some family time or just what is the point of all of this!?
Sorry, feeling rant-y today. You know, I have to say that despite wanting to believe otherwise, having 2 young children really and truly DOES change the amount of time and energy I have available for work. I’m not saying this is true in every situation, but it is for me. Things would be different, I suppose, if I had a husband with a less intense job — but not that different, as I’ve basically already outsourced as much as I feel is reasonable.
I think I’m still doing an okay job with everything, but it is not easy.
On the upside, I think that becoming a parent has made me a better/more empathetic pediatrician and a wiser, more efficient, and practical person. So there’s that.
workout: 3.43 mi / 30:43 outside at 6 am. First 2 at tempo (8:19-8:28/mi) and the rest slower (9:16-9:45/mi).
interesting: Jenny Lewis’ “Just One of the Guys”. I’m actually going to see her live (with Ray Lamontagne) tomorrow night! Warning: this song is terribly catchy and now it’s stuck in my head again.
positive: Both babies went to bed without much protest. YES.