Friday, February 24, 2012

Prioritize This!

How does one prioritize things in life when one is stretched in so many directions at once?

That is what I'm truly trying to figure out! I'm doing another 9 unit semester, working 30 hours, studying, doing my church calling, attending church, trying to spend time with my kids, cooking dinners, household chores, taking walks with my dog, and now spending time with someone ummmmm..."special" (that sounds stupid, but I guess it makes my point).

My driving time alone is about 10 hours a week. Right now it's kind of like my checkbook. I get a chunk of money at the beginning of the month (gotta love that once-a-month paycheck when you're a school employee *eye roll* ) then I pay all the have-to's and kind of try to not think about how I will make it to the end of the month (somehow it always stretches juuuuuuuussssstttttt far enough).

It's kind of like the hours in a week. I get my alottment at the beginning and hope I can get everything I need to get done in that amount of time and somehow, at least so far, I've stretched my time and I make it to Sunday evening again with my assignments done, my kids cared for, a little me-time had, and a little sanity still intact.

It's some juggling act, let me tell you! At least with college work there's a light at the end of the tunnel/semester. I know there's a break in sight if I just hang in there.

Which brings me to why the heck am I blogging when I should be: reading, studying, typing a paper, responding on a discussion board, cleaning the kitchen, folding laundry or even sleeping? Believe me, I wish I knew!


LisAway said...

Crazy, crazy life! Congratulations on balancing it all, and good luck!

John Thornburg said...

Wow! I am really impressed you are working through all of this and keeping it balanced. Just one of the areas you mentioned is enough to keep one busy. You are really something else!