Aside from having a full-time job, here are some of the other things I do regularly:
- 3.4 mile morning walk/runs, almost daily.
- Twice monthly meetings with my community service organization (not including committee meetings and volunteer projects).
- At least two social media club events per month. I just rolled off an 18-month board term as vice president.
- Weekly cat care and cleaning for my animal rescue group (plus more sporadic work such as volunteering for events, helping with adoptions, posting things on social media or updating their website).
- Membership and participation in 3-4 book clubs.
- Keeping an eye on my dad and making sure his bills get paid.
- Dog-related activities, which would ordinarily just be walks and feeding, but lately have included weekly vet visits, twice-daily pills and ear drops, and miserable shampooings every few days.
- Cat-related activities (snuggling, petting, waving the feather wand, facilitating fetch games and dispensing treats).
- 5K events - the more gimmicky the better. So far this year I've done a yoga-themed one, the Color Run and the Glow Run. I'll probably continue doing them monthly until it gets cold outside.
Then there are those people I like—what do you call them?—oh yeah, friends and family members. It would be nice to see all of them more often. That can get to be a challenge.
I have a hard time getting around to basic household stuff. The laundry tends to sit so long it's not unusual for me to be unloading the dryer and have a happy reunion with some garment I'd almost forgotten about. We have volunteer trees as tall as the house that need to be cut down, and I've been meaning to scrub and re-seal the slate floors in our kitchen since the beginning of the year.
I always say I'm going to slow things down, but I probably won't. I'll keep going at this pace until I crash. Then I'll cancel a week's worth of commitments, take a lot of naps, get things under control at home and jump back into the fray.
Just imagine how much stuff I'll be doing once I eventually retire!