Change of Pace

It seems like all my time over the past couple weeks has been absorbed with getting my daughter ready for her first day of kindergarten. That is to say, today.

Now that we’ve said our goodbyes and she’s off to start her adventure in public education, it’s time for me to sit down, take a breath, and think about what I’m going to do with my day.

Like anyone, I’ve got a never-ending list of things I never have time to do. More than I could even fit into a day. So, despite the seemingly infinite expanse of time suddenly stretching out before me, at least as compared to the two hours three days a week I used to get, I still need to prioritize.

Obviously there are things I still *have* to do. Like laundry and dishes. Blah.

Beyond that, I’m definitely going to give a hefty chunk of my new freedom to writing. I’d also like to read more. Or at least, more consistently.

After that comes art. I’ve got some new chainmail weaves I’ve been dying to try, and I’d really like to make some headway on illustrating my children’s book. Maybe I’ll even find the resources to build a shed in the backyard and finally get back to some real metalsmithing. *wistful sigh*

Then, of course, we have video games. I’ve got quite the list piled up at this point. Games I purchased on sale or received as gifts, but never had the time to even look at let alone play.

That should more than fill up the extra hours I’ve been gifted. Add to that random walks, volunteering, shifts at the library, and the occasional movie, and I’ll probably be back to, “I just don’t have the time,” by next week.  😉


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