My kids started school this week and it's always bittersweet. I love having them home for the summer, but I also look forward to the "routine" that school brings. I will admit, starting school this year was more "bitter" than "sweet" because my baby went to first grade! I have long dreaded this day and boy, was I a mess!! It's a huge milestone to have all your kids in school all day!
Many moms look forward to this day and I'm hoping I will feel that way eventually, but for now, I'm mourning having my youngest in school all day and not to myself anymore. Plus, kids seem to grow up so much when they go to school all day. :(
So, I've been thinking, now what?! Do I go back to work? What do I with myself now that I have all this time while the kids are in school? First things first though, it's not like I'm going to be BORED and have NOTHING to do. There's always things to do--clean the house, grocery shop, pay bills, run errands, volunteer in the class, help friends, attend to my church responsibilities, the list goes on. Oh, and then there's always the non-profit responsibilities too. So, it's not like I don't have plenty to do. I guess I just feel like now is the time to be productive in the world again, help out with finances, and well, reinvent myself.
For now, I'm going to try to get used to being all by myself during the day, but stay tuned, I have a feeling that big changes are on the horizon!!