If any of you know my family, you know the kind of people we are. We’re involved, we’re busy, we’re always running from one thing to the other.
I grew up in this kind of whirlwhind environment (we call it the Gates Vortex…you can’t help but get sucked in!), so it’s just part of life. Meaning, I like down time, but not too much of it.
For example, two summers ago, I had a full time job, but it started early in the morning, so I was usually done by 4pm. Philip was working at the airport, meaning he had insane work shifts (i.e. 1pm to 12am, or 4am to 2pm). This left me with A LOT of alone/down time. That summer I nearly went insane. And watched a lot of stupid TV shows.
Right now my life is the complete opposite of that summer, and although it’s really busy, I love it. Busy schedules make me thrive. They help me schedule out my time better, they force me to get the laundry or cleaning or dinner-making done quickly and efficiently. I never thought I would be able to go to school full time and work full time, but here I am doing the impossible.
So here’s my question…what the heck am I going to do with myself when we have a baby and I quit my job and only go to one art class per week? What will I do with all my time?* What did you do? Or have you always longed for that down time so it was a dream come true?
*I’m talking first child only..I know multiple children will be busier.