Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the kings horses, and all the kings men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again
I’m feeling like Humpty Dumpty. I’m teetering on the edge of a wall. I’ve got so much to do, and I feel like I have so little time to do it in.
You would think that as a stay at home mom with two kids in school full-time that I would have all the time in the world, right?
Can I just have a few extra hours added to my day?
I don’t want to fall off of that wall and come crashing down.
I am not ready to give up any of my extras. However, somethings got to go. Instead of giving something up, I keep finding myself getting excited about more projects, more goals, and more to do’s.
I love goals, calendars, checklists. I love the feeling of completion. I love feeling productive.
What I need, is to find balance. Balancing my passions, and balancing my role as a present and engaged mom.
This means running when my kids are still asleep in the morning, or after they’ve gone to bed at night.
This means getting all my business done as the president of the national Federation of the blind of Nevada while the kids are in school.
This means putting myself out there on social media to promote my blog.
This means finding time in my day to start writing my book.
This means putting in the research for a project my mind is spinning around to empower blind children through the love of running.
This means keeping a clean and tidy house for a slightly OCD husband.
This means, this mom starts her day with a good cup of coffee in the morning and ends it with a Great glass of wine at night.
As I teeter along like Humpty Dumpty, I continue to run and write, as those are the two things that keep me balanced.
What keeps you balanced?
Terri, I definitely agree with you. If only there were more hours in the day to get more tasks done. Honestly, while reading this blog post, I keep thinking about how I always surf the web for hours, especially after a long and stressfull day, telling myself that I’ll go back to what I need to do later, only to find myself rushing and cramming a bucket-load of stuff hoping to get everything done at the last minute as much as possible. Since I’m part of a practicum course this semester in the psychology department of my university, I feel like working on an internship alongside my studies is really going to test my time management skills. To answer your question, what keeps me balanced is putting all of my class schedules in my planner at the beginning of the semester. Finally, for me, finding ways to get more done in the day means finishing as much work as I can during my study sessions and breaks on campus and constantly telling myself to put my phone away and quit listening to YouTube videos while I’m in the library.
Good luck this semester and stay balanced.
Thanks Terri! I will definitely do my best to stay balanced.