And I’m back! Mostly. A big thank you to everyone for so many nice emails and general thoughts. Things are way better than they were and I’m not gonna pretend that so many lovely people thinking sweet thoughts didn’t have anything to do with it…
A little bit of a change; we’re moving to a three times a week posting schedule, with maybe a few pithy posts in-between. (Cause y’all know I can’t keep my mouth shut for long….) But I want what goes up to be good and not just filler because I think I have to post daily. It’s not like I’m hurting for content; in fact, I have enough Kind of a Mess Interviews that I could just put those up for a month or two and be fine, but that’s not fair. Y’all took the time to answer those questions so I should at the very least take time to be present when they’re run. But we’re going to have a few fun things (giveaway!!!) coming up, so you’ll forgive me for being a bit more silent on here.
Also, I haven’t been active on Twitter, and that’s partially because I’m busier at work and can’t really play on my phone like I used to and partially because SWEET BABY JESUS, CAN Y’ALL TALK!!! I’m serious, I have a hard time keeping up what’s going on…
Anyone else have that problem?
Am I just getting old?
“Back in MY day, we had chat rooms! None of this tweety twatty twit thing… When you wanted to get fancy, we used ICQ and we LIKED IT!!”
Anyway….today, let’s talk about balance a bit. I need to find a little more balance in my life, so I can play with my internet friends AND have an offline life…because right now I suck at both.
How do y’all find balance? With anything – friends vs. family, job vs. partner, budget vs. Ebay… (Don’t act like I’m the only one with a problem. I usually get outbid and that’s fine, but sometimes it bites me in the butt…like last week, when I became the proud owner of 24 mini bottles of OPI’s Nail Envy. *sigh*)
Do I need to employ more regimentation in my life? Should I schedule my blog writing time, my blog reading time, my craft making time? Or is that going to turn me into a fuss-bucket drone? (Can you be a fuss-bucket AND a drone? Maybe? C3PO?) Did I just use “regimentation” in the wrong context? I use TeuxDeux and loads of post-it’s to keep organized, but what other programs do y’all use?
Does it get worse when you have kids? I know we’ll have to be on their schedule so that solves a lot of my issues: “What do I have to next? I have to– Nevermind. Apparently I have to unclog the toilet, get a Tonka truck out of the chimney and then try to get peanut butter off the dog.”
Those damn kids aren’t even conceived yet and they’re already grounded…
Anyway, how do y’all find balance? And how do you manage everything you have to do in the day? And mostly importantly, HOW ARE YOU?