Lately I've been on this roller-coaster of productivity and procrastination/avoidance. I have weeks where I feel like I'm just rockin' it as a SAHM/Wife/PhD Student/runner etc, and then I come crashing down to feeling anxiety, laziness, procrastination, defeat etc. I'm not going to bore you with the mundane details of why I feel this way, but I've just been kind of down and anxious feeling.
I've been stressed and upset about my weight since I gained 10 lbs in 3 days after going off my diuretic 2 weeks ago. So now I strictly watch my carb intake and I run 3 miles with my friend Nadine 3 times a week at some god-awful early hour in the morning when God is probably still sleeping, because my kid and husband certainly still are!
I've been stressed about getting behind on my sell-made deadlines on my dissertation work. These are deadlines I've set to force myself to get shit done. Husband won't even consider trying for baby #2 until my draft is written and returned to my advisor. With all my setbacks lately, I've had to push all my deadlines back almost a month and that just frustrates me. I'm trying to accept that everything in life is not life or death, and it's okay to be flexible and adjust your plan when life hands you situations or circumstances you weren't prepared for.
Things are looking up. I have lost a lb so far this week and running is going great. I'm signed up for a race in april that I"m really excited about. I'm about to clean off my desk and get some work done while Mimi is passed out cold from swimming all morning.
The best thing lately has been all the time I've spent with family and the friends I've made here in Austin. We had a really great visit with my husband's family in CA. It was so awesome to watch Mimi with her grandparents and all her aunts and uncles.
|Baking with Aunt Elisa|
|Relaxing with Aunty Al|
|Playing outside with Nonno, Uncle Aunt and Poppa|
I feel so blessed for having found such great people to spend my time with. In one weekend alone, I helped throw a babyshower, had a cookout with 5 other families with 2-year-olds, had a fun ladies night with my non-mother friends, and even sang Karaoke with my co-workers from Gymboree. The weekend made me realize how happy I really am here, and how lucky I am for having such great friends in my life.
|Me, Melissa (mom-to-be) and Emily @ Melissa's shower|
|My beautiful and happy friend opening her gifts.|
|My two favorite people cuddling in bed looking at pictures of animals. One of Mimi's favorite things to do....|