Life Changes

I have had all my family members home for the summer.  My husband is a high school teacher who also works part time at a local college.  He has been home this summer except for when he is teaching his college class.  My oldest kid is home this summer too.  While working and volunteering took up most of her time, she was still living at home and I got to see her a lot.  All of my other kids were also living at home.  My second kid spent a lot of time working too, but I got to see her all the time.

Now though life is changing.  My second oldest went off for her first year of college.  Moving her in and saying good bye was hard.  I will miss her even though she is only an hour away from home.  My husband went back to his day job now too, so I don’t get to spend as much time with him either.  I enjoy the time that we have during the summer because I don’t get to see him a lot during the school year.  He is always busy with two jobs and a lot of grading and prepping for classes too.  My oldest goes back to her college at the end of the week.  I won’t get to see her until Thanksgiving.  Her college is too far away for her to come home easily for the weekend.  I know that she will be busy with classes and studying and friends anyway.  I also have two school age children that go back to school next week.  I won’t have them around during the day either and the after school activities also start up soon also, so they will be busy in the evenings.

I will be at home with my little one during the day.  It is always a bit of an adjustment from having everyone around all the time, to it just being the two of us.  I adjust a bit faster than my little one though.  He goes from having a lot of people to play with to being just with mommy.   I am hoping that having less people around during the day will translate to less chaos and being able to get more accomplished.  I have to balance my working time and my mom time however.  I know that too soon he will also go away to school and I will miss our time together.  I don’t want to waste these years by not doing enough with him.

I do want to focus the my time part of my day to creating.  I create all the time anyway because I just don’t feel complete if I don’t, but now I will have a few less distractions.  I do have some big plans and things that I want to prepare for too.  I’m looking forward to cooler weather and a time of focused work, so that I can get some of my projects done and ready to share with the world.  So with that I will leave you to a creative and productive week.
Janelle

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