Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Managing my time

Can you believe that it is the end of April already?? I can't! Life seems to be a speed train lately - and I think I'm ready to get off at the next stop and enjoy the scenery a little!

So, what have I been doing instead of blogging? Well, a lot off work (Scrapbook Nerd), a little scrapping, and some family and friend time (never enough of that!)

I don't know if I just need to manage my time better, or just compartmentalize my time more. Maybe it's the latter - I need to say I will work from this time to this time, I will have this much time for creativity, and I will take x amount of time for my family.

I really don't know how moms who work outside the home manage to fit it all in because I'm really struggling with it.

When I first started on this venture, I knew that I would be able to call my own hours - for the most part. I was feeling that I wasn't spending as much time working as maybe I should. Then ... I started tracking my hours that I've actually spent working. It was a huge eye-opener for me. Most weeks I'm putting in full-time hours - and some of it is evening - and a lot of it is weekends.  So, I think it's time to start organizing my time a little differently so I don't interfere with my time with family.

I had a bit of an eye-opener last week. Matt and I were at the chiropractor together. The Chiropractor was asking me about the business and if I had been away with it. Matt stated that I've been away too much lately.  Now keep in mind, that this was from my 23 year old son who is on the autism spectrum!! If he was feeling that, then I know the rest are as well.

I have been scrapping still. Not as much as I used to, for sure, but enough to keep me satisfied.

Last weekend, I issued a challenge on the Scrapbook Nerd forum. It was a sketch challenge.
The sketch was this sketch by Becky Fleck:

I've been working on my photos from our anniversary trip that we took a couple of years ago - the Mediterranean Cruise. So, I grabbed some pictures from that trip for this sketch.
I still haven't journaled. I will do that at then end when I can do it all at the same time.
If you're looking for a fun place to hang out and to feel inspired, join us on the Scrapbook Nerd forums. It's a great place to be.

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo!!!! Great to see a post from you. And a beautiful page. xoxo


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