I bet you all think you’re getting another Harpy post. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but this is actually about the war I constantly have with the clock. The clock that doesn’t give me near enough time everyday to accomplish everything I need to do.
So, since this week is one of those weeks when I have to decide what’s important and what can give, I decided to use the blog to sort it all out.
Here are the things I have to do:
Sleep: (7 hours) Some see this as optional, not me. If I don’t sleep enough over a few days, I get sick and I get wicked nasty. So then I’m a wicked nasty sick person–not a good combo.
Dayjob: (9 hours) Travel time to and from the job and the time I spend there takes a chunk out of my day. I like the work, but I would much rather stay home and write.
Dayjob 2: (3 hours) I’m co-directing the school play. Remember I work in a high school which means—Excuses and hormones and tempers–Oh, my! It’s going well and it’s almost over, but it’s claiming time.
Family: (1 hour minimum, probably more) The offspring are adults, I know, and MH is understanding, but I married him for a reason and in general, I like spending time with everyone.
Add in things like eating, chores, exercise and the writing has lost the battle this week, although I did make time today to write this post.
Yay! Go me! *Cue cheerleaders*
So how do you pick your battles? Are there times when what you want to do has to give for what you have to do?