15 July 2014

Rediscovering free time

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

If you know me, you know I’m not great at sitting still. I like to be active, up, moving, seeing new things, checking out places, etc.

Sure, I like my down time, but I just…like to be busy.

Or maybe I’m just really noticing how non-stop busy I’ve been the last few months.

Mornings = up at 5am to train before work

Day = work

Evening = French class or out with friends

Weekends = train, grocery shop, see friends, go out, etc.



Now, the schedule is very different. And after a tough weekend and Monday, I’m starting to see that I can’t maintain even a “pared back” schedule that I did before. I have to pull back…more.

So now I’m starting to realize just how much free time I have and I have ZERO idea how to spend it. I can’t be too active (minus water therapy) so now I’m feeling like a kitten in the window, pawing at the glass because I’m so used to being busy that now I’m sitting still.

Really, what do I do with free time???

Right now, I’m trying to read more and focus on French class. Thank goodness for languages because at least I don’t feel helpless at that.

Next, looking up German conversation classes, reading and scheduling field trips. Non-strenuous things I can do on weekends while normal people are out being active, traveling, etc.

I got the new Vanity Fair about Prince George’s first year, and I think I’ll be savoring that while checking out a bakery or park this weekend. Get some sun, keep the leg rested and read. Check, check, check.

Honestly, I dunno if this will work but I am struggling to fill the time and not be that friend who is always texting others like, hey, how are you, what are you up to? No one likes that.



  1. Katelin says:

    I mean I always want free time, but I think if it was forced on me I wouldn’t know what the hell to do with myself. Besides maybe read a lot of books, watch a lot of Netflix and bake some things, ha.

    Hope your free time adventures get exciting and you can enjoy it a bit more.

  2. Good luck – maybe you can blog more :)
    Hopefully soon you’ll be able to slow down and enjoy it a little more. I understand how frustrating it must be, though xx

  3. Traci says:

    I know what you mean! I actually…WHEN I CAN…schedule time to read in the sunshine. It’s the best.