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.