I’m very concerned about this school year (and some other random stuff)

I didn’t sleep well last night. As a result I’m dragging a bit today and feeling a great deal less positive. I had really bad dreams and they were the kind that felt incredibly real. Anyway, it was a long night but today is going pretty well regardless.

Today I’m aiming for distraction because I just need to redirect myself. I’m trying to put a hiking party together but not getting any takers. I have two of my three kids kinda interested but I’m not convinced that’s enough interest to actually make this a positive experience. The last thing I need right now is to be out in the middle of the forest with complaining children. There’s a better than average chance that my seemingly endless amount of patience would run out today if I had to deal with that right now. lol

I was actually thinking about taking them to Hocking Hills but that’s an almost 3 hour drive and if they aren’t super motivated, it probably won’t go well. I’m obviously not looking to make things more challenging than they already are.

There’s still a couple hours before I have to decide what I’m doing so we have some time.

As I’m writing this, I’m also getting COVID updates popping up and Ohio is not looking good. This has me on edge.

As the new school year approaches, I’m getting more and more concerned about how to handle it. Almost all of Ohio is red, which isn’t good. I’ll be getting Gavin in for his third does of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. There’s still no mask mandate and the closer we get to their first day, the more uncomfortable I’m getting. The Delta variant is no joke and Children’s Hospitals across the country (especially in the southern states) are filling to capacity with kids extremely sick from COVID.

I’m not sure what I’m gonna do but I need to talk to Lizze and get her thoughts. I’m pretty sure we’re on the same page, as safety is the most important thing. I did put out a poll on Twitter about this and you can see it below.

On a complete side note, I’m building an Amazon store. I mentioned that I want to bolster my passive income and this is one of the tools I’m using. I’m excited to get this launched. My goal is to get the ball rolling by the end of this coming week. I have a lot going on but I’m gonna do my best. If I can get back to 2020 levels of passive income, the boys and I would be in a really good place. We’re not in a bad place right now but it could definitely be better.

I need to get my head cleared and that’s proving to be a bit of a challenge, so I’m hoping that a hike will do me some good. I’m thinking about going back to my old gym and leaving the Y because I’d like to be able to workout on the weekends and mine isn’t open on the weekends. If they were, I’d be there right now burning though my anxiety and feeling better.

I know this was a bit scattered but what matters to me right now is that I’m writing every single day. As get back into that routine, I will do better. At the moment, this is more of an exercise than anything else. I really appreciate your patience. ☺

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