My family's schedule might not have quite been ready for me to start working full time, but I was ready to start working full time.
I am getting more sleep. Keeping more regular hours. Eating on a regular schedule. Watching less TV. Eating less junk food. Admittedly, I am not getting more exercise than I was... because I had started on the daily trips to the Y and at present I have only figured out two days a week that fit easily in to my schedule.
i might just abandon the children early on my Thursday night band practice nights to get in a quick workout... have to convene a quorum of parental units to achieve consensus on that plan.
Also, in terms of energy, I have more.
You know how introverts get energy from spending time alone? And extroverts get energy from being around people? Typically I describe myself as an introvert (I find large groups of people quite draining-- even when they are large groups of people I like).
However, Spouse pointed out this morning that I am more properly a teachervert. I gain energy from being around students, from being in a school, from being with other education professionals.
I preferred the teachervert nomenclature, because I was thinking of myself more as a "teachpire." You know, surviving off the energy I drain from my students. At the end of the day I am bursting with energy and they are completely exhausted.
Mwah ha ha ha ha!
Grateful Crap: doing what I am supposed to be doing
ate good food
got good sleep
did not spend a bunch of sleepless time worrying about crap that I cannot change
Quaker, teacher, parent,