One big thing: I feel like I have so much more time.
That part is definitely amazing.
There’s also a bit of this ugh, what I am going to do now/later/this weekend? because I don’t have the comfort of well, I’ll just find something on Netflix.
This weekend I:
- woke up early
- watched the sunrise while sitting outside
- spent a lot of time reading
- enjoyed a lot of time Bo at the dog park
- tried going to the pool but found it was too cloudy on Saturday
- ran a bunch of errands that I had been putting off including
- ordering my wedding album
- going to the post office
- dropping a book off at the library so I don’t get a fine even though I didn’t get to it
- picking up the pictures from the disposable camera from our trip to Bora Bora
- worked just the right amount- got what I needed to done, but also don’t feel like I worked a lot
- picked up my needlework for the first time all month
- visited a new church
- rearranged all the furniture in the office
- got an open source PR over the line/ready for merging
- went through the vim tutorial!
It was a great weekend.
Yet I kept finding myself wanting the comfort of not feeling bored, of just being able to press a button and have entertainment in front of me, of not having to work for entertainment.
I think part of the reason for this is that I hadn’t planned my weekend well. I know that leaving all the time as large swaths of open isn’t great. I need to plan morning, afternoon, and evenings, at least.
Overall, I’m feeling way better for this. Some specific benefits:
- HBO Go cancelled – $15/month saved (we probably would have cancelled this because of the end of GoT anyway)
- Youtube TV cancelled – $40/month saved
- It is much easier for me to go to bed on time.
Just about a month in, and I don’t hate it.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.