This week I finished two of the three last projects for work, and am half way through the final one. I have realized that until those are completed, I really don’t feel disconnected from work. Not surprising after doing 4-H for 31 years I guess! I see a time in Limbo Land ahead; it is not unwelcome, but very unknown to me. I sense that this my time of rest, but I wish I had an inkling about how long that might be. Should I sign up to sub for the school district? Should I market my piano studio into a larger venture? Should I just stay at home for two or three months before even thinking about it? After being scheduled 6 and 8 months out for years, this is a bit challenging!
I know that I need to rest, but what does rest look like? I don’t think it is weeks of no plans, or just doing whatever each day, at least not for me, but I don’t believe that scheduling lots of activities is a good thing either. I’m trying to find the middle ground here, a combination of necessary chores, if you will, things that I love to do, and figuring out things I want to do. I don’t think I can rest unless I feel some sense of accomplishment at the the end of the day.
This is all so confusing and weird! I hadn’t even started thinking about not working, and now I’m in the middle of it! So, my plan for this week? In addition to the work projects, I had a BIG task, some NECESSARY things, and things for ME.
BIG TASK: The Basement…home of the “library” and storage. Long story short, we have passed on lots of resources to other homeschool families this past week, most of the books are shelved now, and a bunch of unnecessary papers have been disposed of. We are making a trip to the dump on the next nice day with all the big junk that needs to go. ( from the entire basement😊) In the process, the family room looks like a family room instead of a paper and book processing plant, and all the books from my office, and Girl #2’s room are in their proper places in the library. Soon, I hope to call the basement good enough to move on to some other BIG TASK.
NECESSARY TASK: Clean the house…not the deep cleaning I plan to do as a BIG task, but scheduling a portion each day, so that the house is the clean I want it to be if I am home all day! This does include deliming the bathroom tile, (which will take weeks of treatment, I’m sure,) really dusting, and washing the wood floors, etc.
THINGS FOR ME: I’ve had to send my Necchi in for an adjustment…though I did get Girl #2’s machine cleaned and running again. 🙂 I can’t really do much sewing until I can clean up the room, which requires completing the BIG and NECESSARY TASKS, but in the mean time I’m perking along on some knitting, reading and cross stitching, as well as conquering a couple of troublesome accompaniments on the piano.
Is this rest? Maybe not in the physical sense, but in the mental sense, I think so.