That will be my motto this week. I will be honest, I may be slacking on some posting this week. My plate is full, no overflowing with tasks. We have an event at work this week on Thursday till about 10 pm that night and guess who was put in charge of a lot of it? Oh this girl. More details on this to come. Let’s get these trades a going….
Oh and of course, the winner of the Adora calcium disks is Amanda . (sorry totally forgot to put this in last night!)Email me at email@example.com ASAP so I can get your name to the company!
I would trade… the project overflow for some catch up. So the program I am in charge of at my full time job has things that need to be done, some revamping, normal work that would keep me quite busy to say the least. Well, an event that the older kids are doing is this Thursday and it is all hands on deck meaning I was put in charge of a huge chunk of it. Now I have two plates going, on top of working at the running store. My hours just got intense.
I would trade… my hate of recognition for being able to celebrate the little wins. Out of the blue, my manager spoke to me at our one on one meeting saying he wanted to give me a reward for all my hard work. He said I needed to send him my top three incentive ‘rewards’. I have no idea what to say! I mean I totally love that he saw my hard work but being outwardly recognized and having a choice in that is so hard.
I would trade… my lack of grocery shopping skills for some meal prep guru help. I already know I will run out of food before I get to shop on Saturday night. I will be scrounging the last few nights which blows. I just can’t figure out how to shop for a full week! I am lame.
I would trade… having to cancel all social plans for well, not having too. Because of the second job, I have already had to turn down an invitation to go to a ballet with college friends, hang out with my old roomie and possibly miss the blogger meet up this Sunday at the marathon. I hate that I have to say no but I have no other option. There is no way I could go to any of these due to my work schedule. I am literally working at the exact same time. I see a lot of ‘no’s’ in my future.
I would trade… a strict sleeping schedule to some relax time. I know this sounds super childish but I have been making myself go to bed by 10 pm each night. Even if I want to stay up, be on the computer, watch tv – no negotiation, lights out. I am up at 530 each morning so I know I need my sleep but sometimes I just wish I could stay up late and chill out. I feel like I run from work to home, scarf down food and am right in bed. No decompressing time that I like.
I would trade… a long countdown to Thanksgiving for something closer to look forward to. I hate having Thanksgiving as so far away because it is really the only thing I am looking forward to at this point now that my weekends are shot. Four weeks seems so far away!
I would trade... scheduling to the t for some spontaneity. Yes, this girl who loves schedules for once is a little bummed every moment of her time is now on a time schedule. Making up a day to day to do list now necessary just to get through the day.
Even as forcefully as these may be… I would NOT trade
- A mom who understands how stressed I am.
- Friends who understand me not necessarily bailing on them but having to turn them down for job related responsibilities.
- Organization skills to keep me sane.
- A manager that sees how hard I am working.
- The ease of cooking squash. Without this staple my week would be SHOT.
- Legs that allow me to run each morning AND loving every second of it
Whoa, who knows what will get me through the next four weeks but when I put my mind to something – I GET IT DONE.
Questions: What would you trade this Tuesday? What wouldn’t you trade?