Sunday, 11 August 2013

Life: Simple and Slow! Lesson #1: The background

Okay! So I don't really have a heading to put this under as it's going to be a whole mess of things, but here we go!

My life is hectic. I'm 20 years old with no kids, I still live at home and I'm not married. But my life is still hectic. I know several people out there would be saying, 'Maybe she should be in my shoes for a day!' and to that I say, I know you all live hectic lives too!
I currently work 3+ days a week at the supermarket, I babysit 2 mornings a week, I volunteer 1 day a week (might soon be bumped up to 2), I take Spanish lessons once a week, and try and get one day a week for art and once my Etsy shop is opened that will be another day.
It's hard to keep my head together some times, especially when trying to add personal hygiene, sleep, time by myself, exercise, social life, cleaning, washing, and eating (healthy at that!). This is the reason I can see so many people failing at keeping organized and just living unhealthy lives.

I want to first show you what my Thursday and Friday were like for me 2 weeks ago.

8:00: Woke up. No time for a shower as I have to be at baby sitting at 8:30
8:10: Put my work uniform on, had a glass of milk, ate a chocolate biscuit and left the house.
8:35: Arrived 5 minutes late to baby sitting.
11:35: Rushed out of their house, drove (without speeding!) to my shift at the supermarket which started at 12:
11:50: Rushed in the door, grabbed a chocolate bar off the shelf, paid for it, and ate it while running up the stairs to the locker room. (My lunch)
2:30: My tea break. Having mentally written a note of what I needed grocery wise, i ran around the store and got everything in the 15 minutes I had.
2:45: Back to work.
5:00: Finished work. Grabbed something (that I had forgotten earlier) for dinner and rushed home. Put a very small chicken pie in the microwave and snacked on some biscuits until it cooked. Quickly changed, ate dinner quickly, and then off to Spanish lessons.
6:10: Arrived at Spanish 5 minutes early! Realized I forgot to put my washing on, and clean the microwave which I promised to do. Sat in my car for 5 minutes, writing a list of everything I would do when I got home and started writing some blog posts.
6:15: Spanish!
7:45: Left Spanish and got a text from a friend asking to meet at a close shopping center for late night shopping.
8:20: Arrived at the shops, met this friend, walked around for a bit, remembered I was supposed to make myself new pajama pants with cute material I had at home, instead, bought some new ones for $20 and didnt think twice. Remembered that I was actually missing my boyfriends brothers family dinner, but still had to get the lemons I forgot after work.
8:50: Hurriedly walked to the shops to buy lemons before they shut at 9. Saw my friend working there, so we had a very brief chat.
9:00: Drove to my boyfriend's house.
9:30: Arrived there starving and tired.
10:00: Ate a huge bowl of spaghetti and had a can of lemonade.
1:00: Eventually fell asleep.

8:15: Alarm woke me up, so tired, fell back asleep until my boyfriend shook me awake saying I had 10 minutes until we were leaving.
9:25: Got out of bed, once again, no time for a shower. Hopped in the car (when I was going to walk), dropped Tom at a bus stop and drove to where I volunteer.
9:55: I realized I forgot to brush my hair and was wearing odd-colored shoes.
10:00: Returned the library books that were overdue and rushed to volunteering.
12:15: Finished volunteering, so ran to the shops, bought a hot dog, ate it while driving in the car and went back to my house.
12:45: Arrived home. Worked on new stuff for Etsy, while watching something on TV that I had to watch then.
1:45: Left for work.
9:15: Arrived home from work.
9:30: Found some left over food from the kitchen
10:00: Went to bed!

So that is every Thursday and Friday for me and Saturday gets busy as well, but I have the morning.

So, my plan is to slow down and to make things easier for me. Now, one of those things was to turn my laptop off and keep it out of my room after 12:30am and I am already breaking that, by quickly typing this, but it is going away in just a minute! :P
Over the next several weeks, I will post about my intent to slow down and to live more mindfully, and will show you guys my little projects that I do along the way.

I'm sorry this post was a lot of typing! I promise a lot of pictures will be posted soon enough.
It's only more month till Spring, so my blog will get a little spring clean at the same time. Yay!

Well, I hope you guys are having a great time wherever you are and whatever you plan on doing!

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