I wanted to blog today, but my mind can’t settle on a topic. I don’t feel settled. I’m sure it’s just finding my new routine.I have three full days off per week but none are consecutive, and I think that is a harder transition that I realise.
The great thing is that two of those days are weekdays. As someone who had generally worked 8-4, Monday – Friday do you know how exciting it is to be able to go to a bank or post office – and not have to plan your Saturday morning around racing to places that are only open for a few hours?
Or being able to call your electricity provider account team and ask them why they did an estimate when you literally saw the meter reader at the box? Ok, that’s not exciting, and it’s a call I have later on today, but still, it’s actually being available to do it that’s novel to me right now. And I am actually dreading it – I’ve never had a good experience with their call centre staff.
Second rudest company I’ve ever called. Rudest was an old ISP I had who refused to help me until I agreed to their request to door knocked my street asking for a spare modem to test an issue. I refused, because that was stupid.
Can you relax when the things you have to get done haven’t been done? Even though I have three full days off per week, I’ve been busy with interviews to try & get another job to fill the other days of my week & bring my income back to full time, or I’ve had to take Ben to see his doctor, or just *something* on every single day for the past few weeks.
I woke up antsy and blah at the thought of spending my one ACTUAL day off this week catching up on stuff. I know they’re small things but I just wanted to stamp my feet & say NO! NOT ADULTING TODAY!
So I packed a bag with the two books I’m reading at the moment, my notepad & diary. I made a tea & defrosted some banana bread & ran away to the beach. Which, because I live in an awesome place, means picking which beach I feel like today & driving as far as 2km. I know. Tough life.
As nice as the beach was, I didn’t feel relaxed. Because all the Adulting I had to do hasn’t been done yet. It’s nice & I do feel better, but I don’t feel relaxed.
So by the time you’ll be reading this, I will be at home, getting my Adulting done. Then maybe the relaxing will come.
How do you feel about Adulting today?