Yay! I’m excited that so many of you expressed interest in a) an ebook (no real timeline for this yet, but I really think I could do it!) and b) a planning makeover. Josh actually suggested this, because if I’m going to preach about methods that work, I need to try them out on others who are NOT me or exactly like me.
I think I’ll start with 3 of you, because I don’t want to be overwhelmed! In order to make things fair and effective, I’d like anyone seriously interested in a planning makeover to fill out a questionnaire (see below). Then, if you are selected, we’ll schedule two 20 minute phone interviews — one for me to give tips & suggestions, and one later to follow up and see how it went.
If you are interested, please fill out this survey HERE. I’ll select 3 of you to start, aiming for different types of jobs & planning dilemmas.
1) I have 5 weeks of maternity leave left. However, I will admit I am thinking my last week (#12) will be a week of transition – doing some work at home (including clinical work, calling patients and cleaning out my inbox!) in order to make the real start date go well. I also need to seriously get things rolling on the GME front (scheduling and prepping noon conferences & morning report, and just a lot of faculty organization). Part of me bristles at this (since it will be unpaid) but I really want the transition back in to be successful and smooth. Ideally, I could be paid for working from home for 15-20 hours but . . . this is not likely something I want to ask for.
2) G continues to be the best baby. She slept 6 hours last night! I know there are babies that STTN at this age but . . . well, I’ve never had one. 6 hours is — compared to what I am used to — absolutely a dream. I know it may not last (helloooooo various sleep regressions) but I am enjoying it while I can. This morning I actually got up and pumped after she ate at 3:30 and then slept for another 2 glorious hours. Amazing.
3) I am continuing to do workouts using The Dia Method. For the first time ever I actually took measurements and am happy to say there are some changes happening. That said – I have no idea if that would have happened anyway just with the passage of time. I’m doing the 6 week challenge because I love having a ‘program’ (yeah I know, upholder alert). Not sure what I will do when I’m done but I am considering trying Beachbody. My SIL swears by it and I want to do more strength. Probably thinking 2-3 strength sessions and 2-3 runs/week will be my goal.
4) I am reading sooooo much. Seriously, I have never read this much in my entire life. I think I was inspired by Laura and Anne and . . . well, maternity leave really IS the best time for binge reading! I am super excited to post my books read in January. Coming soon, because I might finish one more . . .
Some random pix . . .