Balance And Putting Myself To The Test

October 29, 2010

you cannot leave me to go to the gym

One of the things I struggle with the most is finding balance in my life.  I find it interesting that I am still struggling with it, because I’m not working.  In theory, I should have time to do all the things I want to do.  Maybe it’s because I have too much time on my hands.  I used to think in college that the more I had to do, the better job I did budgeting my time to get it all done. When I think about my Focus on Finishing in September, I got a lot done. But in the process, I got off my gym schedule so I sacrificed one thing for the other.  That really doesn’t make any sense to me because I should have time to do both.  Of course, I’m always looking for a reason to skip my workout so I likely used my FOF as a reason.  Gracie playing with my shoelaces almost kept me from going to the gym one day this week.

I’m putting myself to the test this November.  I signed up to participate in NaNoWriMo.  I enjoy writing, and I’ve wanted to do NaNoWriMo since 2007, but I haven’t.  If I can’t do it now, I don’t think I’d ever be able to do it.  But I can’t let it be the only thing I accomplish in November.  I’ve also to go keep up with my etsy store which I recently “reopened”.  I’ve got Christmas presents to make.  I have to maintain my exercise schedule. We’re having family visit for Thanksgiving.  Oh, and I’ve got jury duty too.

I think it can be done.  People do NaNoWriMo and balance full time jobs and families.  It’s going to be all about time management, and hopefully, finding balance.  It would also help if I spent less time goofing off on facebook, ravelry and flickr, at least for November.

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