Getting Out of My Rut


I am not ashamed to say that I am a homebody. I love my yoga pants and just hanging out at home. To me, one of the greatest feelings is waking up and knowing I have nowhere to be that day. It’s not like I get to sleep in or anything, but still.

For the last year and a half or so, I’ve used being in grad school as an excuse (a valid one) to pretty much be a hermit. Maybe it’s the fact that Spring is finally here or that grad school is over, but I have the urge to get out and do things. Heck, it could be that I’m just getting older. I still enjoy just lounging around the house, but I start to get antsy after a few days.

Just last weekend the Hubby and I got all dressed up and went to a wedding for a friend of mine from college. I hate that I didn’t get visual proof, but we looked good, y’all. It’s hard for me to believe that was the first wedding we had been to since our own. 6 years ago. We didn’t know anyone but the bride and couldn’t hang out at the reception for long, but I enjoyed the time sans kids. Plus, getting told I cleaned up nice made me feel pretty awesome.

I’m even starting to make plans and *gasp* keep them when Hubby is on a hitch.  I don’t know why, but I tend to retreat further into my shell when he is away. I’m making play dates for the kids and myself. This Saturday I have plans to go to the India Festival with a friend from my old workplace. I’m kind of obsessed with India and can’t wait to go. While I have to take both kids along, I feel that it will be good for Ashley (my oldest) to learn about a different culture. She already knows Mommy watches movies (Netflix has a ton of Bollywood movies) and listens to music in “Spanish” (it’s really Hindi, but she’s only four so I’ll give her a pass), so why not show her a little about the culture they come from?

I guess all of this is amazing to me because I usually avoid any and all situations where there will be a lot of people, especially when I don’t know those people. It’s not that I have a fear of being around a lot of people,  it’s just that I can’t usually stand being around large numbers of people. Let’s face it; some people are plain stupid and stupidity tests my short temper.

Maybe I’m getting more mellow the older I get. Maybe I just get tired of only have two small children and three dogs to talk to. Either way, I refuse to be a major recluse anymore. I have to say that  it feels nice to be getting out of my rut.

How do you deal with being in a rut? Tell me below or send me a tweet!

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About Jaimie

Jaimie is 26 years old, wife of five years to JR, and mother of two beautiful children: Ashley, 4 and Justin, 1. When not spending time with her family, and watching movies based on Jane Austen novels, she finds new ways to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Jaimie lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Follow Jaimie on Twitter or on her blog, Education of an Oilfield Wife!

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