I'm not sure this is the right place for this, since I'm urban rather than rural, but I'll give it a shot and if anyone has a suggestion as far as a better place to post, please let me know. I also thought about posting it in the SAHM forum, but I'm totally not SAHM... just cut back hours to what most people would still consider full time.
My husband and I were both high powered career people -- MD and Ph.D. working 80-100 hours per week. After we had our baby, we realized that this wasn't a good thing, and both of us have cut back pretty significantly on our professional commitments (DH's grant funding ran out, so he's home and not looking for work, and I restructured my job to work only 50 hours per week with no call). At the same time, we're striving for more home-based living -- lots of cooking, brewing, coffee roasting, etc over the last several months. A lot of that we found time to do prior to cutting back, but now we have a lot more time to do things like this.
Overall, we're really happy, but some days I wake up and go "OMG, what am I supposed to do today?" I just feel like I should be doing a bunch of stuff. I'm also afraid (and I know it's irrational) that because we don't have "enough" to do, we're in danger of becoming depressed and lazy. I find it hard to put the brakes on, realize that there's nothing else pressing, and just enjoy being home with the baby. At the same time, I feel like this is probably healthy. It's the first time in a decade I've stopped and looked out side and said to myself "wow, it's beautiful how the sun glints off the tree outside the window."
Has anyone else experienced this? Is it normal? I've heard people talk about deschooling on the homeschooling forums, is this kinda like that?