Trying to find balance in my life is a challenge. Monday through Friday, I am basically not settled down and free until 8 pm or so. There’s work, then some days my second job; after that, there’s karate for B (twice a week), yoga for me (daily, at home), housework, taking care of our pets, and reading. Finding time during the week for C and my bonus kids has been so difficult; and I miss seeing them as much. I try to spend as much time as possible with them on the weekends, but sometimes our schedules don’t jive.
The thing is, my kiddos function so much better when they are in a routine. Chores once we’re home for the night. Bed by 9 pm (at the masters). Meds by 8:30 pm (for B). And truth be told, I work amazingly well when I’m in a routine. Daily yoga, Monday-Friday, has worked wonders for me. Having a list of “must dos” everyday, keeps me mostly sane and keeps my anxiety in check. I still end most days thinking about what I could’ve done differently or better, but I don’t obsess about it.
Now C and I just need to figure out a way to spend more time together as a couple and as a blended family.