Friday, July 11, 2014

Confessional Friday: A Day in the Life....

I'm connecting with Leslie's blog over at
So, Leslie suggested doing a day in the life of yourself for today's confessions.
I confess that I feel bad doing this. Why? Because I've been a lazy bum this summer, and it's been FANTASTIC! And I know that most people don't get a summer off.
And while I know a lot of women my age are stressed and overwhelmed with working full time or caring for children, maintaining a house, having a relationship with a husband, it can be VERY lonely not having a husband and kids. God balances all stages of life with challenges and benefits.
So, while I want (and pray earnestly for) a husband and children, I'm enjoying this time God has given me to focus on Him and to rest. **There were several years of my life where I was teaching middle school, working two part-time jobs, and going to grad school.
I'm working on my debt snowball, so I haven't been doing anything exciting. But, I've been relaxing, napping, and reading.
I wake up between 9-10.
I take my time getting up.
I go to the gym from like 12:00-1:15.
I eat lunch....learning to love kale and chard for my salads.
I clean a bit and then get ready for the day.
I hang out with friends and family. Or read. Or write. Or take a nap.
I have Bible Study on Tuesday, church on Wednesday, babysitting on Friday nights.
We're studying I Peter on Tuesday nights--love it! So good!
Other than that, I try to hang out with friends or family another day or two a week.
Tonight, my nephew came over so my sister and brother-in-law could go on a date.
I go to bed around 1:00-2:00 a.m.
That's the life for a summer beach bum.
During the school year, I work 7:30-3:30/4:00 as a school librarian, which is fun but busy. The teachers drop off the kids for their conference period. So, this coming year, I'll see first-5th grade for an hour each day. It's hectic. I come home tired but happy. Getting off that early lets me have time to write, work out, hang out with friends, etc. It's a great job.
My life is fairly boring these days, but I'm thankful for the time off. 


Life with the Grothe said...

not a summer bum at all, just a girl enjoying life.

Laura Jackson said...

Thanks! :)

Karli | September F A R M said...

awww! these day in the life of posts are so fun to read! how do you hear about the prompts? if you ever want to change it up, a friend of mine and i brought back the 5 on friday since the other gals put their link up on hold for the summer. it was pretty popular last week. we would love to have you!