Sunday, March 27, 2011

Who has time to blog?

Geesh. I don't have time to do all the things I want to do. Boy is that stating the obvious, right? Who doesn't wish they had more hours in the day? Pretty much everyone needs to prioritize. Why I thought I could be excluded from that party, I'm not sure. Having two kids has made it abundantly clear that less is definitely going to have to be more. So here are the things that I'm thinking about cutting out of my life:
  • This blog; although it doesn't take a ton of time (or rather, I prioritize it way to the bottom and don't give it the time I would like to) but it does require some.
  • My handmade Etsy shop, Pumpkin Girl; this, too, does not take a ton of time (or rather, I can spend time on it when I want to) but it is a bit of a time commitment and I'm lacking inspiration lately.
  • Cleaning my house; I could opt to let it go entirely, or hire someone
  • Geez, there isn't anything that can go!
So, really, if I cut some stuff out I may feel more like a normal person who can like sit down and watch a little TV and do a little knitting. Or, there are about a dozen things I would love to ADD in, in place of what gets cut. Like exercise, cooking, baking, reading a book now and then, making stuff for myself and my kids...friends. But see if I cut something, and then add more in, then I'm kind of back here where I feel like I'm doing too much. Ah, 25th hour in the day (and 26th, 27th and 28th), where are you when I need you? Any recommendations? What do you do to fit all the things in your life that make you happy?


Gena said...

I have the same problem and I only have one baby. I had big plans to blog daily and fill up my shop. That didn't happen; 2 hrs per day is not enough for a blog and a shop. Apparently in the not-too-distant future (when the kids are 3, or in school all day, or off to college...) that we will have more time. Until then we can't even come close to doing everything we want to do. So I'm just taking it one day at a time and remembering to enjoy it. At least, that's what I aspire to do. :)

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Psh. I don't make it happen either. Every few months I crash and need to take a break from everything. I close my shop, don't blog, don't clean, don't email...after a break I feel recharged and start the cycle over.

If you close the blog I'll miss your updates but if it's one less thing for to have on your mental checklist, then it's worth considering.

Good luck, momma. You have a full plate.

Jen said...

I'm with ya. There's just not enough time. I asked myself today, "when did I last update the blog??"

Anonymous said...

I tried to comment on this a couple weeks ago and it wouldn't let meeeeeeee!

Now I don't remember what I was going to say. I hope you're having a great time off the computer! We'll miss you! xo.