Finding a Sustainable Schedule

Grandpa and Mary in FloridaBy the time this article posts, Will and I should be lounging on a beach in Florida with my grandfather and my aunt.  Well, more accurately, we should be stumbling out of the car after a long day on the American interstate system.  This trip won’t rank high on our sustain-o-meter but we’re ready to get away for awhile and are hoping to spot some sea turtles hatching.

I feel like I keep saying that it’s been a crazy busy month but that it keeps being true.  September will be no better since we’ll return from this trip, have ten days at home, then take off again to spend two weeks in North Carolina attending two weddings and a food conference.  Then we’re back home in time for another wedding, then a couple weeks to finish preparations for our wedding, then we’re off for our honeymoon.  Perhaps November will be calm.

I’d love to get back on a more regular schedule but the other big issue is that I am constantly juggling my schedule to accomodate my different jobs as well as my participation with various non-profit groups like the Center for Sustainable Living and the Citizens Advisory Council for the solid waste management district.  I suggested to Will that we should try to reestablish our cooking schedule at least but he pointed out that this fall I’ll be gone every Wednesday for an organic gardening class, I have one board meeting the first Monday of each month, another the second Tuesday of each month, another the Tuesday preceding the second Wednesday of every month (no, I’m not making that up) plus random job meetings and other commitments so it’s hard to come up with a weekly routine.

Whew.  Are you tired just reading all that?  I am.  Still, I want to be involved in the community.  I think I would get restless and lonely if I stayed home as much as Will does.  So how do we find a schedule that feels sustainable?  I’m not sure yet, but I am looking forward to November… this!

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