I feel somewhat caught up with life for the first time in . . . approximately 3 months!
IT FEELS GOOD.
This is not to say I don’t have numerous projects out there floating in some state of undone. But at least I:
– know what they all are
– know where my hard deadlines are
– feel like there is a reasonable chance of getting things done within an acceptable time frame
I have just two charts to complete today, and essentially the entire day to focus on residency prep (very important because they arrive next week!). I’m really excited to have a bit more time (an extra half day per week) to devote to this side of my job starting in July, as it has become clear to me that I need it.
I also have been working out regularly, eating reasonably, going to bed early, and flossing. Josh AND I are off (no call) for the next two weekends! Everything is feeling manageable and downright enjoyable.
PS: My Erin Condren planner pivot has been working out well for me. A switch to a weekly (vs daily) view may be a permanent change for me – we’ll see. I seem to be able to fit in everything I need. I do miss the journaling aspect, but nothing is stopping me from keeping a separate journal. OH – and I’ve been tracking my time this week! Perhaps more on that later.
(Now how do I bottle these feelings up and make them last?)
1) Father John Misty’s new album God’s Favorite Customer. Yes, he (Josh Tillman) is a weird person. But I find him to be fascinating and this new album is also melodically addicting for me.
2) Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell. I’m halfway through. I literally cannot WAIT to pump today (while reading) because I am so obsessed with this book. I feel like I figured out the big punchline halfway though but I sense there will be twists. Excellent summer read (think – Girl on the Train type of book)
3) I am not someone typically obsessed with smells but my coworker had a diffuser on her desk with this scent and I literally went straight to order my own product in the same smell (I picked shower gel – practical 🙂 ).
4) Our new baby monitor has two handsets, one that goes upstairs and one downstairs. We are like the only family NOT to use a video monitor (Josh was firmly against for some reason) and I have to say . . .it’s pretty convenient not to have to bring them up/down the stairs.
Aaaaaand with that, I am going to attempt the Plyo Fix for the first time. (Wish me luck.)
Edited: OMG that was hard. Quads on fire. HARDER than total body cardio / cardio! Had to modify/slow it down. But I do like having something to work up to.