A friend recently asked me how I do it all… and the truth is, I’m not “doing it all”. Yes, I am working full-time, I write for two blogs (this one and The RUNiverse), I do a few websites on the side for various local businesses, I’m a wife, a mom, I run… but I’m not doing them the way I would like to be doing them. In reality, I feel like even though I have been an ‘A’ student my whole life, right now I’m operating in ‘C’ or ‘D’ student mode.
Not quite failing, just getting by.
I feel scattered and disorganized at work. My house is not as clean as I would like it to be. Healthy meals are made, but they’re not always the tastiest or most satisfying. The baby only gets a few hours of time with me each day and I am usually trying to write a blog post here and there while playing with her. I have things I am obligated to write about here on my site because people have been kind and generous enough to send me products, yet I’m falling behind.
I think I’m firmly in the camp of “women can’t have it all.” (If you get the chance, read that article and let me know your thoughts. I wish more of the world could embrace the ROWE concept – Results-Only Work Environment. I feel like I do a lot for my job, yet there is a good chunk of time where I would be more productive at LIFE if I didn’t have to be planted in my desk chair waiting for people to decide they’re having a pseudo-emergency.) It would be glorious if I could work a 30-hour work-week, preferably while maintaining my same salary.
In addition to all of the
crap stuff life I have get to do, there are things that I want to do. I need to update my life list, but some of these things aren’t even big “bucket list” items; they’re simpler, like… find the time to make my own swiffer cloths.
So help me out, I have some books to read/review. Let me know which one you’d like to hear about next: