I’m all about working your tail off. Like, I feel guilty for the five minutes I spent yesterday after the last school bell rang with my feet up in my classroom, watching my kidlet play some silly video game on his regular computer in the classroom lab I call home.
Over the last few years, though, I’ve been trying to find ways to incorporate more time for me into my days–yearbook deadlines and essay grading can make for a REALLY long week with a lot less joy than anyone would want in their lives, so I had to make a conscious decision.
I’ve tried a few things, but maybe one of the best was bringing home Izzy. Izzy is my standard poodle, and she came home on March 31 last year. While I can be a little reserved when it comes to hugs, Izzy doesn’t really care. She’ll push her way into any quiet moment I’m trying to have, and I don’t mind (usually). I can always find her when I need to give someone or something a hug, and she makes the best lap warmer.
Plus, I have to get up and take her for walks constantly. I like to walk–a lot. But, I’m too focused on work, so she forces get out of the office and get moving. And, she was a rambunctious thing, so, of course, when a local dog trainer opened her new facility this winter, we were on the list for her first level one training. (And, as you can see from the photos, she graduated last night! Level two, here we come!)
Basically, she forces me to have the quiet kind of fun I like. I’ve got lots of other things I do, from making crud to lettering to…well, writing this.
What are you doing for fun?
PS: If your kind of fun is doing some crafting, have you signed up for my newsletter? I’m heading on over there right now to set up my Friday Freebie email. A free hand-lettered image every Friday–how can you NOT sign up? Just do it now…