It always amazes me how every year time seems to go so much faster than it did the year before. I suppose most people would say that it is because every year brings all kinds of new things for us to do throughout the year that takes up time that had either previously been free or taken up by something different. From all the things that have to be accomplished in my life, like work, errands, cooking, cleaning and then accomplishing all the things that are necessary for my son’s life, like getting to and from school, extracurricular activities, and so on. Don’t get me wrong, I never thought that life would get easier or that I would have more free time when I got older, but like I have said before (about other things) knowing something and experiencing it are two completely different things.
Finding a way to balance everything that you HAVE to do and what I WANT to do is something that everyone struggles with, so I know that I am not alone in this frustration, unfortunately that does not help with finding the balance. I am sure that anyone reading this will understand the frustration that I am referring to (and hey, if you have found your balance any pointers you might be willing to share would be much appreciated). Aside from prescheduling every minute of every day, which does not sound appealing at all, I do not know if there is anything else to try right now.
Everything is a trade off. I can’t write on my blog AND run errands at the same time. I can’t play with my son AND work at the same time. If I didn’t have to sleep at night I could accomplish SO much more, but sadly I have yet to figure out how I can skip sleeping but still be rested and full of energy and until I do I guess I will just have to keep muddling through it like everyone else and get used to the idea that I will end everyday feeling like there will never be enough time, never enough energy and just plain never enough.