Thursday, July 26, 2012
Creature of Habit
My life for 33 years was centered around the school calendar and schedule: week days were spilt into eight class periods and regulated by the bell schedule and a watchful eye on the clock. Evenings and weekends were dedicated to school activities, grading assignments, and planning lessons. Leisure time was rare. From early August to early June, my days were structured, yet my summer vacation was blissfully free of schedules.
When I retired, my life changed drastically, but oddly, I developed a loose routine - reading devotions and the newspaper, blogging, reading blogs, exercising, knitting and/or sewing, washing clothes and dishes, etc. The television remains off during the day and is only turned on after 5 PM for the local and national news.
Having a regular schedule, gives my days a sense of purpose even in retirement.
Are you a creature of habit?