Wow, life has been crazy lately! When people say how your life is never the same once you have a child...they seriously weren't kidding.
I've sorta forgotten about ME in the past almost eleven months. I guess "forgotten" is not the best word. It's more like, I just don't have (or make) time for me.
I'm determined to change that.
I need to feel a little more like "April-yes the Wife and Mother, but still a totally fun and awesome Chick" and not just "April-changer of messy diapers, bottle maker and washer, laundry-washer, carpet-vacuumer, job-worker, never-any-free-time-er". Seriously.
I need to plan more Girl's Nights. I know Sarah and I have been trying to get one on the schedule so that will be upcoming. I'm already thinking dreamily of the apple martinis we'll enjoy and the utter silence (as in, no crying babies. LOL) And I think I wanna have a Girl's Night at my house soon too...lots of appies, wine and giggling. I also keep trying to remind some of our friends who have kids that we need to hang, just adults, some nights too. That's what babysitters are for!
I want to get back into my scrapbooking. It's been waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. I just don't make it a priority but as a hobby of mine, I really need to! I have so much stuff to scrapbook with but it's very messy and unorganized and all over the house. So I think first and foremost, I need to find a better way to start orgnaizing it all. Any suggestions? I have a whole unused room (except for all the crap we put in it as a "dumping ground") upstairs in our partially finished attic that would be PERFECT for a craft room. So do you guys have any pics of your craft rooms or storage areas that would help me? I'm a very visual person. If so, email them to me!!
I need to get back into my writing! My boss is writing her own book right now and she recently went to a Writer's Workshop (that she tried to get me to go to but time and money would not allow) and she said it was wicked awesome. So I decided to start saving up so I can go to next years and in the meantime, I gotta start working on my stuff! I've got a COUPLE of stories in the works so I need to start focus exclusively on just one.
I have to start exercising again. It's hard trying to figure out when to squeeze it into the day but I have to try harder. The other day I did some crunches, squats and weights all while a 10 and a 1/2 month old crawled all over me. It wasn't an ideal workout situation, but you know what, I made due and still felt better afterwards!
And I miss reading!! I have books lined up (and also some just merely lined up in my BRAIN to buy) that need to be read, but I haven't made the time for it. ME! The crazy bookworm! It's almost sacrilegious. I really miss reading.
So that's my list for now. A few things I need to start focusing on so that I can get back a little of ME that I've lost. Or misplaced. I don't want to forget about the parts of me that are Mom to Hunter, wife to Daryl becuz I am so lucky to be that person...however, I just want to figure out how to incorporate all of that into Me, April.
It can be done, right? Heh.