This month, though, the changes have led to a situation that should finally allow me to settle a bit. In fact, I may finally be able to establish one of those fancy "work-life balances" about which I've heard tell! I started a new job on Monday - one that's barely five minutes from home, and won't require more than a typical 40 hour work week. With this work schedule, I'll have so much more free time to work on my personal life.
Ain't it the truth?
I'm going to start small, to set the foundation before building up to bigger dreams. First, I'm going to focus on my training in the new job. It's a bit different from my past work experience, but so far I'm learning quickly and enjoying the tasks. Once I'm in to my groove there, my fitness lifestyle will get a chance - I'll be able to start using my gym membership to establish better fitness habits, and I'll have more time (and less travel) to start teaching Zumba Fitness classes again! I'll also be able to craft a little more, and I've got some great ideas that I just can't wait to make happen!
And of course, through all of this, my husband and I will have so much more time to connect. My old commute could take hours each day, and on top of long hours on the job, we rarely had time or energy to do more than watch a movie together or maybe play a quick game. Now, we can actually schedule date nights and have more fun together. I've had a tight, stressful schedule for the vast majority of our marriage; it'll be wonderful to finally have a chance to connect again.
All in all, it should be a revitalizing, encouraging month. I'm taking Michael Jackson's advice and making the change - which started with the job change. It'll be fun to see where this takes me!