My DD is officially back to school and I am so excited for her! She’s a sophomore and ready to meet her new year with confidence.
And so am I. I usually start the weekend before the school year starts by organizing my life/goals/household. Did that. I have my writing and home schedule ready to roll, all my goals posted for each month, commitments posted, deadlines posted, and blank spaces for new curve balls filling in the vastness. I look at it daily, revise it regularly, and utilize it as a road map for my sanity.
It’s a road map that can change, had detours on occasion, and doesn’t always have check marks next to the goals. But for the most part, it does keep me on track. And I am ready to roll now.
Today I haven’t planned any writing other than light edits. I still await my second CP’s comments on the MS and I am not rushing. I also want to visit with a friend today because she just popped her only daughter onto the bus for her first day of Kindergarten. I remember that day all too well. It’s weird. It’s quiet. And it’s an emotional roller coaster. I didn’t have anyone to help me fill in that time. And ever since, I’ve been the first to arrange a lunch or coffee with moms who are in that position for the first time.
Besides, I don’t like to leap into the void my DD leaves behind. I like to wade into the open waters of time and immerse myself slowly into my new rhythm. I know the days will fill up all to quickly and I don’t want to rush into that pattern.
But I am free. Free to clean the stove top, change the sheets, catch up on paperwork, putz around without anybody distracting me, and read through all my blogs I follow.
And I am enjoying every minute of it.