For the last 7 years, ever since I convocated College, I have worked jobs that didn't require work on weekends, aside from the weekend conference here or there. Then in August of this year I started a part time job where I work every Sunday in 'the city', a 45 minute drive from O-town. It was necessary for me financially at this time (because budget y'all) and I LOVE my jobs but I've just been feeling a little burnt out lately with only one day off every week. I know that I shouldn't complain because there are lots of people who don't get any days off throughout the week but I was so used to always having my weekends free and then all of a sudden I only have Saturdays to get everything accomplished and it makes my head spin a little bit when I think about everything that needs to get done in that one day.
I have a to do list at home a mile long that just isn't getting accomplished and I have a lot on my plate at work at this time of year and things just keep coming up that require me to put my work to the side to take on other duties and my anxiety over not getting these things crossed off the list both at home and at work is super high.
When I do start feeling burnt out its so hard to get any motivation going. It's dark when I leave my house for work in the morning, which makes getting out of bed as early as I did during the Spring/Summer way too difficult, and its dark about an hour after I get home from work and most nights I'm ready for bed by 7:30 because of how dark it is outside. I obviously have time at nights to be getting things done around the house but the motivation just isn't there right now and I just don't know how to find it!
Things I should be doing
Running on my new treadmill
Scheduling blog posts
Getting started on Helene's Quit Your Job to Blog course
Organizing the laundry basket full of junk that's been on the floor of my bedroom since August
Uploading pictures from my iPhone and DSLR to my laptop and ordering prints
I'm hoping that a night out with friends this weekend combined with my love of Halloween can also help me out of the funk that I've been in. A group of friends and I have started a monthly Wine Club and our very first get together is on Saturday, on Halloween and I'm SO excited for it! I also have my earned day off of work this Thursday (though I do have to work in 'the city' in the afternoon) and I'm hoping for some productivity to get a bunch of things crossed off my list!