I've been stressing and stressing this last week. What happens when I get stressed? I don't so much eat, but I can't sleep, feel unmotivated, and get a nasty zip on my chin EVERY time. In my past occupation as a music teacher, it happened each year right after Thanksgiving and the feeling went away after all the Christmas concerts. Anyway, mMy wife and I have discussed this several times in the past, but now with 4 children it has become "the" time. I will be staying home with the boys as of October 1st. I really wasn't stressing about the situation, more about how my boss would take the news. In fact, when I went in to talk to her, it felt more like the right thing to do. I love my job and like forward to returning to the field after the kiddos are all in school, but for now, I am an official "stay-at-home-Dad."
That will be the biggest challenge "stay-at-home." I always do great when I have a planned breakfast and lunch at work, but at home, I will have 24/7 access. I'm a little worried there. The other thing that concerns me is my 10,000 steps. It is so easy to get 10,000 when working because I'm escorting wheel chairs from here to there and back again and easily rack up 10,000 by 2:00 in the afternoon. At home, I sometimes struggle to hit 7,500 on the weekends. My goals will need to be modified and I know I am up for the challenge.