While I do appreciate having a full-time, salaried job, between work and family, I don’t have nearly as much time as I’d like to devote to this blog. I really wanted to publish 6 new posts per week, having a handful of drafts on hand for slow writing days. Ha!
I find myself doing most of my writing from work during my lunch break instead of from the comfort of my little bungalow. That doesn’t give me much time for writing and revising. But just where is all of my time going? There are 168 hours in a week. Approximately 56 of those should be spent sleeping, but in reality, I sleep about 40 hours per week. The other 16 hours are spent between a little bit of “me time” and night wakings with The Little Professor. My job keeps me away from home about 50 hours per week. Count 7-10 hours for family meals at the dining table and we’re down to 52-55 hours. A few hours each weekend are spent outside or doing something with the kids, while just as many hours are spent during the week on policing children and resisting the urge to slam my head into a wall. Another 10 hours are spent on bedtime routines each night. I figure that brings us to somewhere around 15 hours. Divide that by 7 and you have a little over 2 hours a day that are usually spent on miscellaneous junk like paying bills, answering the phone, yard work, wiping kids’ butts, helping with dishes, pooping, etc., with just a smidgen left over for Facebooking and blogging. Thank Jebus Karin takes care of the house as well as she does.
But as my ex-MIL likes to remind me, I’m not working for my employer, I’m working for my family. And as boring and uninspiring as my job may be, it pays the bills. For that, I am truly grateful. So unless this blog starts paying the bills (*fist-shake*), it’s going to have to take a back seat to my family and other obligations. I’m not giving up on it by any means! This is my therapy. I love to write, but I love my family more, and as much as I want to make this blog successful, I want them to know how much they’re appreciated and loved. I just have to strike a balance. I know I’ll find it.