The Juggling Act (This is NOT an announcement of a hiatus.)
Hi all! As you can see, I haven't done aTCoMLin almost a week. Not because I didn't want to, but rather because I couldn't. I've just been too busy with everything.
I remember last year when I was at University with a lot more subjects than just economics and I managed to post almost every day since August. But then, my life was pretty much in shambles and I was able to add blogging to only studying and writing.
Now, I have to study, to work, to sing, to dance, to edit, to write and to be a leader for my church youth. AND thatblogI started in August (incidentally a year ago yesterday) now has 606 readers and I'm still posting (except for yesterday) five days a week. My book is done and I have to edit. I still want to get it done by next year.
And then there are the up and coming projects.
So yes, as my life grew, so did my workload to the point where I struggle to schedule anything.
The last time that happened was in my A-level year. Now I'm going to do now what I did then. I'm not going to schedule. I know what I have to do. I have my priority list (as it is right now):
1) Study and attend class
2) Work, editing, Youth, reading and writing
3) Singing, dancing and blogging
Armed with that, I know what I should choose when I have time. Didn't sit down to study yet? OK then. My blogging has to move. Unfortunately, that means that I won't be able to always post (although I will try). It also means that I definitely can't visit as many of you as I do usually. As much as I'd love to.
That is and always was the secret to my life: It isn't a balancing act. It's a juggling act and sometimes I need to know when I have too many balls in the air. That's when I start putting some of them in my pocket for later.
But it will only be for ten more weeks. Then ball number one will be gone forever and the rest of my life will begin.
And that will be when I'll be back with a vengeance and in the long run, everything will get done. I just can't do everything at the same time.
In the mean time, I want to ask you to please think of me or pray for me as I go slaying one of the big giants in my life.
What about you? What do you do when your time gets limited? Do you juggle or balance?