I woke up, threw on some clothes, ran to work, inhaled a bowl of oatmeal (plain, cooked in water, which was surprisingly good- with a T. of peanut butter), work work worked, staff meeting, and inhaled this lunch:
(really really good for a frozen burrito!)
... and flew over to campus for my afternoon class, where I'll sit for 3+ hours, then jet off to pick kids up at school, go back across town to youth group until 9. Whew. Thursdays wear me out. It's all wonderful things and I love them though, which is KEY. I could never ever maintain my busy and hectic lifestyle if it were things I didn't want to do. I have a hard enough time some days where it seems like I haven't had a chance to breathe... and I LOVE what I do. Imagine if I hated it? Ick.
One year ago last spring I took a HUGE leap of faith and left my full-time teaching job. I liked it ok, but it was not at all what I wanted to do long-term. It was now or never, and I took the plunge; I quit, went back to school, became an intern (at 25- yikes) and learned to live a simpler life. We've given up a lot as far as monetary "things" go (we sold a beautiful home to rent, we can't go out for dinner like we used to, things like that), but I wouldn't trade it for a second. I had to really evaluate what I was doing with my days- time is so so precious. I needed to be doing something (or at least working toward) that I loved, or at least didn't want to claw my eyes out every day.
I'm insanely lucky to have an amazing husband who told me to jump- and held my hand right there the entire time, even when we had no idea what that meant! It's taken a year, but things are finally falling into place. I just forget sometimes how much courage that leap really took. I could have stayed at my job, I could have passed the time, I never HAD to finish my degree. But now? I'm so much happier. My anxiety (which was literally making me sick and wreaking havoc on my body) has gone away. I wake up so excited about what the day will bring. And the future? I still have no clue, but I'm really excited to see what unfolds :)