2019, The Review

In a previous post, sort of midway through the year, and then in yesterday’s post (what you are reading now was started on the 21st of December so the “yesterday” I am referring to is in fact 20 December. Bear with me, you’ll see below why it took 9 days to get here). I mentioned how busy we have been and how little time we have for…. well anything.

Now I suppose you may sit there and think: how busy can a person be? Let me tell you all about it. In a nutshell, this is was Being Busy has been all about this year

Being Busy – Part 1
In October 2018 my Love started a coffee business. That means getting up and 4:30am 6 days a week so he can be ready to go with the first cup before 6am. Believe me when I tell you that it’s all lies when they tell you getting up before the sun gets easier as your body becomes used to it. It doesn’t. With that started social media marketing on my side, scouting for events, helping at events and so on.

Being Busy – Part 2
As you may recall, I took up studying in January 2019. 4 Years to my Financial Accounting degree is, thankfully, now down to 3. Being Busy meant cramming for exams and really putting my brain to the test. It’s been hard work, but fun at the same time. I really missed studying and it has helped a great deal with my work this year

Being Busy – Part 3
In April I decided to start my own business, which only runs over weekends. It’s been going OK and had its ups and downs. I’ve learned a lot and worked even more. We made some money and thankfully have not lost any. It’s been going OK, but not OK enough for me to want to continue. Working 7 days a week and only getting a day off once in 4 months is not cutting it for me. So, we are at a crossroads to either change the business concept entirely or give it up as something we gave a solid college try.

Being Busy – Part 4
My son moved back to me and I’ve been homeschooling him (for various reasons). Best decision ever! The results have been absolutely mindblowing and I am one seriously proud mom.

Being Busy – Part 5
Yes, I still have a very demanding day job, hence the 7 day work week mentioned in 3 above.

I won’t bore you with all the details, but we’ve been busy, busy, busy.

No time for any form of exercise, exhaustion, stress – all of these have taken its toll on us. We have reached the point where going to bed at 7:30PM and sleeping for 10 solid hours once every 2 weeks have become somewhat of a treat. Getting to bed before 8:00PM is something that we seriously look forward to. My sleep tracker is very concerned with my rather uneven sleep habits haha. I’ve also learned that too little sleep, coupled with stress, poor eating habits (because getting take out on the way home from a long long day is much easier and quicker than actually cooking) and the female hormone cycle that goes haywire after 40 (that really is a thing!) and no exercise leads to weight gain, which I plan to tackle head-on (starting tomorrow ;-))

I am happy to say, however, that our relationship is stronger than ever before. We’ve had our Jeremiah year and we have proven that we, as a team, can stand as a united front against anything that comes our way.

2020 is all about scaling down and building on what we have learned this year.

My 2020 post, coming up later today or tomorrow is going to be an interesting one…..

Author: nanuschka

I am a free spirit born in the Free State, 20 years to late. I am Ying and Yang. I am the girl next door who prefers daisies and peace rallies, but can just as easily rock at a rally. I love all things Latin and am sure that in my previous life (if that existed) I was Spanish. The dark side of me, however, tells me that I lived in Mother Russia. I am an over thinker par excellence , in constant search of answers to all things that makes us human. What we do and, more importantly, why we do it. I hope you enjoy my rambles and would love to hear from you. If you like it here, please come back, comment and share. If not, let me not waste another second of your time. All I ask is that you respect my space, be constructive and leave negativity at the door. There is enough of that in this world we live in and yes, in my head too sometimes. Not everything here will be liked or agreed with. Some of it will be downright rude, crazy and straight forward. Not everyone will like me and what goes on in my head, but this is my life and my space. Enjoy the ride

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