The thought of a daily routine can be depressing or it can be energizing. Very rarely does it fall somewhere in-between.
As a second-time new mom, I've been on semi-maternity leave since March 7 when I wrapped up an intense 7-week semester at the U. Although I was still finishing up some contract work, I had a minimal daily routine. Now, with a new baby in tow, I've got a very well-defined routine: feed, keep awake, put to sleep. It's incredibly stimulating and conducive to getting work done. (Not).
Rather than sit around watching bad daytime television while my two-year old is at daycare or Grandpa's (THANK YOU!) , I'm going to commit to using this time to put renewed focus on my discipline and truly practice what I preach. Instead of thinking about things, I'm going to do them—or at least write about them. Instead of worrying about putting forth the perfect words or pixels, I'm going to publish at all stages. Hopefully, instead of thinking I did nothing all summer, I'll see the progress I've made and perhaps know a little bit more about where I'm headed in the future.
Stay tuned to see if this new routine is one I loathe, or one I love. I'm hoping it's the latter.