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Grainger and I have four days left before we see Matt after a Drillers 12-day road trip!! WHOOP!
How we went as many as three months without seeing each other last season is beyond me…
As much as I miss being with Matt and going to watch him play, I have to be honest the break has been kind of nice. I didn’t realize how these 12 days where going to give me much needed time to just slow down.
I love living life go, go, go all the time. And that is definitely what this baseball life entails. But it’s always nice to step back and breathe.
This long road trip I’ve been able to put a lot of time into things I really enjoy doing. I always make sure I do things I enjoy, but with baseball and a job, I don’t put in as much time as I would like. And I’m perfectly OK with that.
My job is really the only thing that kept in Tulsa during the 12-days. All of the other wives I know went home, and I was a little bit jealous at first!
I work with kids at a YMCA part-time to bring in a little extra money and to get out and do something. During this long road trip, I’ve worked everyday, and I’ve had the opportunity to work double shifts a few times (more $$!). Work takes up my mornings, which means I get up and moving early because otherwise I would sleep late every day more than likely. (Fun fact: I love sleeping, and I’m good at it.)
After work, I come back to apartment have lunch, work on some writing and read. Right now, I’m reading Stuart Scott’s Every Day I Fight. So inspiring. I’m almost finished and will probably start reading Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy by Archie and Peyton. Yes, I read other books that aren’t sports related but not too often. I go through phases of what I’m in the mood to read. I’ve also read a ton of devotions the past few days.
About midafternoon, I’ll take Grainger to her favorite place in Tulsa…the dog park.
I’ve been able to attend several spin (cycling) classes. Spin would definitely be my top choice for a workout, but the classes fall when I’m working or too close to game time.
The rest of my night (that is usually spent at the field) involves reading and writing some more, making/eating dinner, watching Matt’s game on the computer and watching Netflix. Right now, I love and am hooked on Last Chance U. Seriously, go watch it.
Matt and I will FaceTime or have a quick phone call each day or if he is busy (or I’m half asleep after the game) we will just text, but we usually don’t go two days without FaceTime or phone call.
Another brilliant thing I did was make chicken chili in the crockpot the day after Matt left, so if I don’t feel like cooking or work a double, I have plenty of leftovers to eat.
This post is probably boring to a lot of you, and if you’re still reading, thank you!
The main thing that I think is important in this post is when life slows down take the opportunity to do a lot of the things you enjoy, reset, be motivated and inspired for when it speeds back up!
See you soon, Matty B and ONEOK Field!
Matt & Jesica Beaty
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"Strive for the impossible because it makes the possible seem effortless." -Matt Beaty