Friday of last week started several days of firsts for our family. It started off packing for our very first camping trip we’ve taken as a family. We had some hiccups, but nothing terrible. For starters, we forgot to pack band-aids and Scott got a cut the first night while we were trying to set up the tent. We also realized quickly into our two and a half day camping trip what we’ll need to pack for next time, especially in the food preparation department. We hope to go camping here in Colorado at least once a year.
The second milestone we reached this week was when Braidy started Kindergarten. I would never have planned a camping trip the weekend before school started, but when we planned the trip we had no idea what school the kids would end up at. Even though we knew it might be rough going we still wanted to do something fun to end a summer of stress.
The previous week, I had my first job interview in over 8 years! I am excited to say that I found the perfect job that allows me to work and be a mom when I need to be a mom. It works out perfectly because I am a para at the kids’ school. It’s kind of neat having your kids where you work and knowing what is going on with them and I’m so close if they ever need anything. We also have the same days off. It doesn’t get better than that. 😉
At any rate, Monday started off a little chaotic not only getting the kids ready for school but getting myself ready for work. I have never done that before. The number of lunch boxes and bags to tote in and out of the car tripled and due to the 20-mile commute, if you forget something, it’s not like you can go back for it. But this first week we ironed out the kinks in getting ready for school and leaving on time.
My first week back to work after having kids went pretty well outside of a few bouts of anxiety and uncertainty. I felt a little thrown into my position without much training and finally got some things cleared up by the time we had our staff meeting at the end of the week. The days seemed extremely long and I wasn’t certain I had fully recovered from camping before school started, so that may have played into my anxiety and extreme tiredness a bit. I also hadn’t fully submitted my new hire paperwork before I started so I was dealing with that through the week between school and the district office. Things have been so unorganized and when life seems unorganized, I’m in a frenzy. But I’m glad I have three-day weekends all the time to recover and I should have a good schedule ironed out for the boys and me soon.
So what’s going to happen to Heartfully Heather now that I’m not a full-time blogger? It is unlikely that I will accept much guest posting or sponsored content unless I’m really excited about doing it or I know for certain it will be of interest to my readers. I think Heartfully Heather will be a more personal blog about life here in Colorado, a little about parenting and education and a lot about self-care. Since I moved here to Colorado, I haven’t been able to shake this feeling of loneliness. When I hear from friends it really brightens my day and makes the world seem a little smaller. I’m hoping I can get past this because spontaneously crying for what seems like no apparent reason has to stop. LOL! I feel like a nut case sometimes. I have always been a sensitive person, but I feel really vulnerable these days, more so than ever before. I’m not really sure what will help this except maybe journaling or reading some self-help books.
What was the longest period of time in your life where you felt lonely?
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