Well, Marcus is back at work for his first full week this week, and that means we’re slowly getting back into routines here at home. Of course, they’re new routines, but they’re routine, nonetheless. There are two more weeks until the girls start school, so that still leaves the three of us with some lazy summer days to fill up with friends, family, and activities.
With routine brings my old insecurities, and I worry about my depression rearing its ugly head. But I know that one of the best things I can always do for myself is to keep busy. This illness can be a vicious cycle, and the less I do, the less I want to do. So we’ve a full schedule over the next few weeks.
In addition to the things the girls and I have to keep our days busy, I’m keeping my “free” time pretty booked up, too. I’ve started selling lia sophia jewelry, which I am really excited about. Not only does it bring in a great part-time income, but I can work when I want and sell a product that I really love. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Then, when I can, I also fit in my writing. I’m still in waiting mode on my second query, which quoted 4-6 weeks wait time for a response. After that, I have a lead with an Catholic editor who may be able to offer some help, so I’ll turn to her next.
In addition, my web writing business has been booming lately, with pieces for Associated Content and plenty of their partner websites, too. The money I bring in monthly from them, plus the money I have started to bring in from lia sophia, should be enough to send the girls to nursery every month and give a chunk to secondary loan we have out.
I do feel good, knowing that I am contributing to my family both monetarily and in my care of the girls and the house…which surprisingly, is fairly clean at the moment!
So, though we’re getting into our routine, I suppose you could hardly call our busy days “hum-drum”…