I can already feel this shifting just a bit, and I know that in a few short weeks getting up so early and doing so much every day will feel totally normal to me. My new normal. But this past week, and the weeks to come I am promising to be gentle on myself. And that means less knitting and reading than I was getting done over the holiday.
Slowly but surely I am plugging away at my goals. One more hat off the needles and another started, and a page here and there during silent reading at school (which the students do for 20 minutes every day!!) means I can see some progress amid the chaos, and that feels good.