For a long period of time I found that I had to look around to find things to occupy my time. It seems to be now that there never seems to be enough hours in the day to do what needs to be done. Warning: the word "meditation" is used 4 other times in this Scribble from the Serendipitous Soul.
As it stands now I have many titles, all of which are something to be proud of. Sales Representative / Administrative Assistant, Receiver at a Specialty Store in West Houston, and Daddy. Time management, patience, lots of caffeine, and meditation have become an integral parts of my life.
My day now typically starts around 4:00 AM with meditation, followed by getting Abby up at 5, Luke at 5:30, and leaving for the Shop at 6. I arrive at the store around 7:15 and go until 3 PM. The 20 minute break usually involves e-mailing and contacting customers (as a Sales Rep) in addition to finding out what needs to be taken care of as Miss Incredible's right hand upon leaving that gig. Sometimes it's straight to the laptop to crank out paperwork, other times it's heading out to Katy to ensure the bakery is running smoothly, or a customer to set product on shelves.
Once all of that is done, it's off to be with the kids (normally 6 or 7 PM), making sure homework is done, enjoying time with them and Syl. After putting the kids to bed (8:30 to 9), I do any cleaning that needs to be done, then return to the laptop to return e-mails, and addressing any other issues that may have arisen. Tonight has involved web design and tweaks! Deep meditation is my final activity and bed time is around Midnight. It starts all over again 4 hours later.
Doing 45 minutes of meditation a day (15 minutes in the morning, 30 at night) allows for "stress control" and evaluation of all aspects of the day. Some may think that I've swung in the completely opposite direction from the past. Not really. Being a guy (but not a chauvinistic prick), my main objective is to make sure that the most important people in my life are taken care of as well as possible.
Oh, Thibodeaux is doing well. We all go on Sunday morning walks with him. We get Kolaches, juice for the children, coffee for the adults, and allow for unadulterated baby and puppy time.
It has been awhile since posting on here, so I figured stepping aside and saying hi before the meditation. Please take a look at the pictures of my Most Important People. Adios, y'all!