I've been away for awhile. This wasn't something that I planned... but it was definitely necessary. I had a lot going on. That's not an excuse, but life does happen. I have neglected a lot of aspects of my life... including this blog. It has been hard for me to juggle everything. I'm a mother, a full-time teacher, a doula, finishing up my masters, and also trying to maintain my mental.
Sometimes you have to check out and give yourself space from things in order to get yourself back together. Two ways that I checkout are:
- Not answering the phone: To know me is to know that I almost always have my phone in my hand. I almost always answer the phone or texts immediately. I had to stop this though. This isn't to say that other people were getting on my nerves or stressing me out, but I had to take some me time. Sometimes that means that I didn't answer a call even though I saw my phone ringing or I took my time replying to a message I saw when it was sent. I can be so quick to respond or to jump to other's rescue. I needed to take the time to think and settle my own thoughts.
- Taking time off: I teach. The school year was over at the end of June... like the very end. I decided to also teach summer school. This wasn't bad because it was only 12 hours a week. The time off was so necessary! I was able to really enjoy my son and have time to rest. I only took off three days last school year. I will be taking more days off this school year to avoid feeling how I was feeling last school year. I was still taking classes, but I have recently taken a break from those as well to refocus. I am three classes from finishing my masters so a more long term break is coming soon! Degree coming May 2018.
I'm slowly but surely bringing my focus back to things that matter... including this blog. I have committed to blogging EVERYDAY in November. Hold me accountable... send me a message, comment, etc. Keep me encouraged. Keep me motivated. It's very easy for me to get distracted by everyday life, but I'm determined to accomplish this.