Having Time To Do Things
My wife and my life has changed quite a bit over the past two years:
- We have a daughter now who has been everything to us.
- We’ve both lost parents.
- We all are currently going through a pandemic together.
It’s been a lot to say the least, of joyful and sorrowful moments.
At a more basic level too, it’s simply been a huge change in basic logistics as well as entertainment. It’s not possible to just make a choice on a whim anymore. Any trips require much more planning, coordination, and effort than we needed before (or, perhaps much more than I originally needed). Let’s not forget typical life stuff such as working and keeping the house sorta put together.
As a result, our free time has been cut down substantially. We find ways to buy each other time to do things though. I get to go work out, or my wife will work on craft projects or go shop. We’ve had help from others to make it work, which we’re eternally grateful for by the way. After a while you adjust, and it’s not so bad. You get used to it.
Interestingly, I’ve had some free time to myself the past week or so. I’ve had a whole weekend alone. I don’t have work this week. My wife and daughter are away on a trip. It’s been surprising to fully break, recharge, and actually have concentration and energy to do projects.
Deep cleaning, working on technical projects, watching series on a whim I think are interesting, finding little improvements to make in the house. I’ve done all of this, just in the past weekend or so.
This doesn’t make sense and isn’t supposed to be happening.
All I can tell you, fellow reader, is that it’s good. If you’re lucky enough to find the time to recharge in a serious and deep way, do it!