My normal weekday goes something like this.
5:45 Leave to drop Michael off
6:30 Start work
3:00 Leave work
3:30 – 4:00 Get home
4:00 Make dinner
5:00 Play with Michael
6:30 Get Michael to bed
8:15 Take shower
8:45 Sit down if chores are done
10:00 Go to bed
I’ve been pushing hard on the exercise thing because I wanted to start my New Year off with a blast. So that’s actually been cutting into my schedule a little more.
Yesterday, when I was posting a comment about cross-stitch on Laura’s blog, I mentioned that I’m working on a project of my own. I really excited about it. But, I realized that I haven’t gotten anything done on it since the books I’m drawing from arrived. Normally, I dive right in.
So I started to wonder. What’s wrong with me? Why have I been avoiding this? And then it hit me. I’m tired. Really tired. But not the kind of tired you get from not sleeping enough. I guess it makes more sense to say that I feel like my creative energy is used up. I’ve been plugging away, getting everything that I need to get done completed. In the process of taking care of my job, my family and my body, I sort of forgot to take care of me.