I work full time.
And I have a small business.
And my husband has a small business.
And our schedules are a little crazy.
But it’s just our life and usually, it is perfectly, crazily balanced. Huge props to Google Calendar for helping us stay on track.
Except when it’s not.
Because it isn’t always as balanced as I would like it to be – a lot of the time work gets about 85% of my time, Gianna gets 13% and Mike gets 1%. Leaving 0% for taking care of the house, laundry, errands, friends, etc. sort of the opposite of what it should be, huh?
this is one of those weeks and it just hit me on the way home from another really long day – I have not had a day off in 12 days or something like that and I have worked two jobs for like 8 of those 12 days. And all I wanted to do was snuggle my family, laugh with my family and just BE with them. And that is exactly what I did this evening.
But I get in to this “work mode” where I just DO things – I don’t think about them, I just do them, because I need to. And I hate saying no to people, or missing work events. And it’s kind of like a black hole – the black hole of work and several cups of coffee.
This is not me complaining because all this work helps me to provide for my family and to eliminate our debt. But it is at it’s own cost.
This is me struggling to stay balanced.
My ideal schedule would be to only spend one week night away from home for work purposes and one weekend afternoon. But that is, in all honesty, rare. If I am actually HOME one week night, that is a good week.
And that just sucks when you have an awesome family that you miss every day. and a little girl who says, at least once a day “I miss my mommy” because her mommy is working a lot.
I know that life can get out of balance no matter what your schedule is like, or what kind of work you do – but what helps to keep it all balanced? How do you help to keep your life in balance and juggle everything that is important to you? Most of the time I think I have this figured out and then I have a few weeks in a row where I realize that I have a long way to go.