I started commuting to Toronto for work in mid-October and since doing so, I find that I anticipate the weekend far more now than I used to when I was working at my old position at our other location. Part of the reason is that my days are so much longer now. I am out the door by 5:45am every day and don’t get home until between 4:30 and 5pm. So that means I am out of the house almost 11 hours day. At my old position I was out of the house maximum 9 hours. I also could stay up until 11pm most nights as I didn’t have to get up until 6:30. I find myself struggling to stay awake until 10 most nights. Those few extra hours a day really make a difference. I am starting to feel a little isolated from home life and I lot more stressed. I miss our kids. I miss hanging out with Amy and Shane.
What I am trying to say is that the weekends are FAR MORE PRECIOUS to me now. I find myself waking up on Monday and asking “is it Friday yet”? I rarely used to do that, now I do it all the time. I live for the weekend and all it brings.
Don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying the new challenges this new career path is bringing me. It’s just taking time to get used to the changes at home. I have way less down time and I am still trying to find that balance.
This weekend is nothing really big is going on…thankfully. Shane is going out for poker night on Saturday and Amy and I are spending a quiet night in. Thinking about what we want to do…probably veg out and watch a movie…any suggestions on a good rental?
Do you live for your weekends? Commuters, how do you manage a positive home/work balance?
**Oh, and by the way, I lost another 1.4lbs, bringing my total weight loss in 3 weeks to 6 pounds! My first goal is 5% of my starting weight, which is 10.5lbs. I am right on track to get that in another 3 weeks, I think. My second goal is to be at 15 pounds by my birthday, which is March 6th. I believe both are attainable.