Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Searching for balance

So, it's been a couple weeks since I re-entered the workforce, and I am really enjoying it.  I am actually now on my second job.  Things were great at the massage studio, but then I got a phone call from the sports centre in town.  I made the decision to take that offer.  In addition to some short term perks (slightly better pay, free membership), there's some long term career possibilities there.  Spud was just excited when he found out we could go skating more often (since it's included in the family membership I get).

I'm really happy to be getting out and interacting with other people.  My life as a stay at home mom is centred around the kids, and my life as triathlete is largely solitary.  As silly as it sounds, it's nice to have regular adult interaction other then my husband.

In addition to the new job, we've had some household chaos.  Our dishwasher was found to be leaking.  Unfortunately, we didn't realize it until it destroyed a section of our floor.  So, right now, there is a big hole in the kitchen floor (just to the sub floor), and no dishwasher.  Oh, how I miss my dishwasher...

The thing that I am struggling with is finding balance.  I've missed more then one workout, and it's because I haven't planned ahead far enough.  Some of it was unavoidable, like the couple of days where I was training at my new job and still working at the previous one.  I completely lost my training time for a couple of days.  Mostly, I just need to get into a routine.  I'm not beating myself up about it; I just need to find the balance.  It's a matter of getting organized in the morning for the training I'm going to do in the evening.  Or getting ready the night before.  I still have the time, as my job is only part time and I have a wonderfully supportive husband.  I just need a routine.

So, I know I've said in the past that a lack of blogging usually means I'm having a rough time.  I'm not.  I'm simply in a period of exciting transition.  Busy, exciting, transition.


  1. Congrats on the new job! Never been a stay at home dad but can imagine the lack of adult interaction would be tough. Sounds like some nice perks with the new gig too.

  2. Congrats! Balance is something I struggle with ALL the time, between spending time with my daughter, working full time and running. I've committed to my 2x a week but can't do more at the moment b/c hubby gets grumpy when I do.

  3. It was great seeing you today. Thank you for the advice it really helped !

  4. It was great seeing you today. Thank you for the advice it really helped !

  5. Congrats on the new job!! Sounds like a great match for you. Do you have regular hours? That's my issue since my days are not consistent so its hard to make sure training days get in there.

  6. Big changes in your life!!!Finding balance if hard but you will do it! And Ironman Canada! AWESOME!