I do not function on a routine. My life is rarely scheduled out. Little in my life is ritual.
Raising an ADHD child (or two), I have learned that lacking routine can often be a recipe for disaster. Fortunately, I and my kids are quick on our feet and can often shoot from the hip.
As I mentioned on Tuesday, there are many new things occuring in my home. There is the chance that I may once again be gainfully employed. I also started school. While I am very excited about both of these things, I am remembering what life was like before being laid off nearly four years ago.
As I contemplate the prospect of employment, school, and growing this blog, I am realizing that I am going to have to revert back to some of the time management skills I utilized prior to unemployment.
My Blackberry is no longer a tool of leisure. I have cleaned the cobwebs out of my Outlook and dug out my USB cable so I can sync the two. Instead of posting as I go, I am going to have to identify how many times I plan to post weekly and schedule posts to reflect the direction Only Parent Chronicles is going.
I am also in the process of identifying what obligations I have in my life that contribute positively to the direction I am going and which are dead weight. As I wrote recently, happiness is a journey. While I am not unhappy, I know there are things in my life that may satisfy an immediate need, but don't necessarily contribute to my long-term happiness. As part of my own personal happiness project, I plan to identify what that long-term happiness looks like and set goals to help me closer to that ideal. I hope that you'll all tag along for the ride.