An Evening of Freedom
April 8th, 2011
I firmly believe that your emotional response immediately after you make a decision is the clearest indicator of whether or not that decision was a good one. Case in point: after deciding that I needed to take a step back from the blog (and the Internet as a whole), I felt excited. Energized. Free. I hadn’t quite realized until I gave myself permission to blog less frequently what a huge amount of pressure I had been feeling to blog daily.
I came home from
a long day of work the Pirates home opener with a sense of near-giddy anticipation at the thought of a whole night of free time. Josh had a meeting, so I put both kiddos to bed, then turned my attention to my house. I cleaned up the kitchen, prepped Buggie’s bottles for daycare, and cleared off the dog’s crate.
This last item may not seem impressive, but you hadn’t seen the crate. In fact, neither had I. Not for several weeks — it was totally buried underneath a pile of clothing, papers, diaper bags, and assorted toddler detritus.
It only took about ten minutes to put everything in its proper place, and then I curled up with a book. I hope to tackle a small, manageable “household hot spot” on each of my computer-free evenings. Something that I can make real progress on in under a half an hour so that I feel like I’ve accomplished something.
Next on my agenda? My sock drawer. Don’t laugh. That’s a serious undertaking…