A little bit of help please dear readers.
Recently I got a small, temporary, promotion at work. I've always thrown myself into my work, but since the new job started, about six weeks ago, it's become quite insane. In the past I've had the attitude that this work is never finished, therefore I should go home rather than try to finish it. And I still have that attitude. Plus I love my job. But...
I'm finding it hard to achieve much balance, especially now that there is Wriggly to think of and spend time with. I love spending time with him; yesterday we had a great day together, while Wriggly's father did his own stuff out in the world, and even though we were both under the weather and a bit grumpy with life I really treasure that time. He's a joy to be with.
And I truly enjoy writing for this blog. I haven't really been able to do it justice in the last month, in particular I haven't been out and about in Blogland much reading your thoughts. I feel like I've missed a lot. Weekends have been spent sleeping, reading, playing with my son, and trying to recover from a persistent cold that I've had for about three weeks now in varying degrees of snot and mucus inflected misery. When time gets tight it's generally The Hand Mirror that gets less attention, even though it is very important to me. I'm so glad to be doing this with a team of great, understanding people who write interesting stuff so my absence is barely noticeable.
So how do you do it? How do you find balance in your life? How do you fit in all the things you want to do and all the things you need to do?
And if you too are having trouble with balance, in hindsight what might have made things worse or better?
Any assistance much appreciated.