Hi all, So I have now had my 11 week old girl for 2 weeks. I’m a teacher and just started my summer, but will be going back to work in 8 weeks...and I’m already stressing and extremely anxious about what I’m going to do when I go back and how I’m going to manage. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with my pup. I know it will get better, but right now I’ve definitely got the “puppy blues” that others have described on here. I live by myself and am sooooo exhausted and losing sleep and..... am starting to sometimes wonder if I made a bad decision to get her . She is a Velcro puppy and is wearing me down. Crate training is not going well, house training was going well but now it seems like she’s regressing. Taking a shower every day is a stressful ordeal...sleeping is now difficult. I’ve looked like a homeless zombie person for the last 2 weeks. I am someone who when I “look good” I “feel good.” I guess this is a big reason why I feel so down right now. Like I said my biggest stressor right now is when I go back to work and I want to start now working on a morning routine so the transition back to work goes as smoothly and easy as possible. I am a morning person and getting ready for work in the mornings is my “happy time”. I like to wake up super early (4:30am) and take my time getting ready. I also like to get to work No later than 6:30am (school starts at 7:20) so I have some uninterrupted time to get stuff done. I’m not a high maintenance person, or vain, but I do like to look my best for work and I feel like it makes a huge difference In my performance and mood. My favorite time of the day is sitting in my robe, sip on my coffee while I leisurely put my makeup on. I live in Houston and the humidity makes my hair crazy so it takes a lot of work and time to manage also..lol. I currently live in an apartment on the 3rd floor (was hoping to be moving into a rent house this summer but that fell through) in Houston where we have crazy, unpredictable weather. We are having stormy weather now and all I can think about is how this is going to suck when school starts. I’m a horrible person, I know... Anyway, sorry to ramble, and hope this makes sense...I got very little sleep last night and prob just sound like a crazy woman, but I’m hoping I can come up with a morning routine where I can get her exercised and still have the “me time” without having to wake up at 3:00 am. lol. Any tips?????? This is what my typical work day will look like: 4:30am - wake up 6:30am - arrive at work 11:30 or 12:30 - quick trip home to let her out. 3:30pm - go home Any suggestions or words of encouragement would be sooooo appreciated right now!!!!! Thank you. So glad I found this site!!!