January 23, 2012

Monday Mornings

Monday's are tough. After a weekend - or more - of lots of time with my little guy, I go back to work. This moring he didn't even wake up before I had to leave for work. So my A time is reduced to the hour before he goes to bed. It's hard to get back into the swing of things when all I want to do is follow him around the house as he explores. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but the readjustment every Monday is tough.

I'm trying to change my mindset about Mondays, and when I read this quote recently, it made me want to try and attempt to be more positive.
"Pay attention to what's good about your life. Rather than worrying about what you don't have, seek to make the best of all the good things you do have. There are a lot of things right with your life. Give your attention to them and they will grow." - Ralph S. Marsten Jr.
Indeed, I am very lucky. I have a job that I love and it is flexible and family-friendly. I am able to work an alternative work schedule so that I have every other Friday off. I am not required to work insane hours and my supervisor understands and encourages me to have good work/life balance. I have a caregiver for my child that truly loves him and he is flourishing in her care (and learning Spanish to boot!). A adores his daddy and our schedule works out that he gets some uninterrupted "daddy-time" every day. It means the world to me that A loves his daddy so much. A still goes to be early, so I get some time to hangout with my husband at the end of every day.

Life really is good and I need to remember to take time to appreciate the good things!

My awesome work project with a beautiful sunset

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