Is anyone else getting tired of doing, eating, seeing and hearing the same things over and over again? Maybe it's just me. I wake up at the same time every day (whether I need to or not). I do the same things in the same order before I leave the house. I drive the same way to work. I eat lunch at the same handful of places (and I'm really tired of them!). I leave work at the same time each day and come home to dinner (which I'm very grateful to Zilla for cooking) which is usually some variation of the same thing I've eaten several times over the last few weeks.
I'm in a rut.
You know what's funny? In the above list of things that are vanilla the one that bugs me the most is the food. I'm so tired of eating the same things at the same places. I want something different. I want something gourmet. I want something fit for Food Network which probably means I should stop watching that channel.
I need to break out of my ho hum normal. I know I'll be able to do that a little next month when we go to the RWA national conference in Orlando. But I'm not sure I can make it for the next six weeks without pulling out my hair. I need to be working on my next project. I'm very excited about the book, but I just can't seem to get started on it. Something keeps getting in my way - work, sick kids, appointments, blah, blah, blah. Maybe that's why I'm feeling ugh and frustrated.
Don't get me wrong, I love my life. I love my husband. I love my kids. I love my job (both of them) and I love my friends. I'm lucky and I damn well know it. The major things in my life I have right...I think it's the peripheral extras that need a jump start.
So, are you in a rut? Have you ever found your way out of a rut?
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