On my personal blog, I started out this year talking about some of my personal goals for the year. I don't like to use the word resolution because resolutions don't work for me.
One of my goals was to find some me time. I stay at home during the day taking care of our 3 year old and the other goings on of our house. I teach from home online at night. This really doesn't leave me much time to get other things done. I am sure some of you are believers in the theory of you need time for yourself to better be able to take care of your kids. I am really not a subscriber to this theory. I mean, it is a nice idea, but if I have a son who is struggling in school to prepare for the next big test, I can't just say, 'Too bad, I need me time!" Their needs do definitely come first. What I am struggling with right now is balance.
For example, I love to loom knit, but I also love to read. There is just not enough time in my day to get both of these done. I had a good beginning to the year as far as my craft projects, but I have fallen into a zone where I am just not getting anything done. I also have not cracked a book open yet this month. This is highly unusual for me. I am an avid reader, and it just is not getting accomplished.
So, my question is, how do you find the time to get the extras done?