Mindful Monday: Time

Hello lovelies!

Monday has struck again, but I almost feel like I got a normal amount of sleep last night (I didn’t) so I can start the week strong! We’ll see how long the motivation lasts though.

I’ve been slowly adjusting to working full time and leaving the baby with my mom during the day but it’s definitely been hard. I’m keeping myself busy while I’m on the clock so the days don’t seem quite as long, but I’m also trying to work out some other things to help deal with this whole schedule that is really not easy for me at all.


What’s Been Happening…

Thankfully, the cold I mentioned last time didn’t progress very far and I felt much better a few days later. Yay for vitamin C and elderberry and lots of tea with honey!

As I already mentioned, I’m still adjusting back to my work schedule now that the baby is here. It’s not something I think I’ll ever be able to adjust to completely since no matter what I would much rather be staying at home, but at least we’ve settled into a routine that I can handle, which helps a whole lot. She’s slowly waking up less at night to eat too, which helps me get more sleep and be a bit less emotional all the time.

I’ve been starting to do a little more writing outside of just blogging – part of that being Nanowrimo! I decided that since I can usually get the house chores done in the mornings before work, I would be able to use the little chunk of time between baby’s and my own bedtimes to write. We’ll see how well it works out – but I have my hopes up for sure!

I was actually able to get some of the budgeting and paperwork sorted out, although there’s still a bit of a pile to get through. At least I’m caught up for the moment though!

What’s Coming Up…
  • Several different appointments and a wedding to get to!
  • Baby turns 2 months old! (Seriously, when and how?!)
  • Start prepping for the holidays.
  • Get back to reading again.
  • Drag my horse’s saddle back home so I can clean it.
  • Get our gaming group together one night.

What’s Been On My Mind…

I keep being reminded by my midwife that taking time for myself is so very important (and she also tells me that work doesn’t count) so I’ve been mulling over that thought in my head a lot. It’s difficult for me to get away from needing to take care of the house or the baby or all the things that need my attention and just spend some time taking care of myself. But my midwife is very accurate and I know she’s right, so I’m trying to give myself the space to relax and just enjoy something that’s just for me. Mentally it is so hard though! Anyone else struggle with that?

What do you have going on in the next two weeks? Anything exciting or just the regular schedule?

Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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