Today’s prompt: ADAPT
Due to a temporary scheduling change at my freelance job, I have adapted to a drastically early wakeup time compared to my usual and (newsflash) I like it!
I do set an excessive amount of alarms, though, to make sure I get out of bed to do this work that I like so early in the morning. The oven clock alarm. About six alarms on my iPhone in five-minute increments. An alarm on the Alarmy app (it’s so cool — check it out!).
The early mornings have changed my nights, though. I think when I look back on this time, I will realize it has all been a part of this season for me. Previously, evening would be when I tried to cram in 7 more hours worth of commitments in about 4 hours worth of time.
Draft a guest post. Cruise social media. Take care of that annoying stack of papers I haven’t yet dealt with. I finally got all my emails cleared out this week, thanks to all the free time that came from losing my 10-hour-per-week part-time gig, so I no longer have to include “try to get Gmail down from 5,000” on this list.
Because we eat relatively late (we just do – after 25 years of marriage, this just isn’t going to change!), by the time we manage to prepare dinner and eat it, it’s time to iron Wayne’s clothes (yes, pin a medal on me for being such an awesome wife) and work my way to bed.
Maybe all those other things I tried to squeeze in over all those other hours in previous years needed to be winnowed down anyway.
Welcome to this week’s Five Minute Friday. Our instructions, via creator Kate Motaung: “Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.” (But I can’t resist spell checking, as you can imagine.)
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.