Sometimes a few a day.
I usually have a lot to say.
I have been exhausted this week. Seems like I have so much going on.
Between working full-time (and putting in more after-school hours then I care to admit), meetings, and tutoring ... I find I have very little time or energy left for myself.
It's interesting that I continue to take care of everyone else before I take care of myself.
I use up all my energy and time and then I get home and crash. I haven't walked/shuffled on my treadmill at all this week and I can't tell you the last time I saw one of my girlfriends.
Yesterday I came home from work and slept for 3 hours.
THREE hours people! AND slept solid for the rest of the night.
When I'm busy with work and meetings, it seems the most important things get pushed to the side.
My friends and family.
I really struggle with this balance.
My mom is so wonderful with reminding me of my balance. She explains it like this:
"Lisa, imagine you had a daughter. Would you tell your daughter to _____ if she was feeling sick? Would you let your daughter do ____ if she was tired?"
And so I often ask myself, "What would I tell my daughter?" And my answer is always "Less. Do less. Take care of yourself first."
And so that is what I've been trying to do this week.
Fighting a cold, working long days, attending many meetings, tutoring, etc.
All while trying to find balance.