Wearing Many Hats

  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Daughter
  • Sister
  • Friend
  • Maid
  • Chef
  • Dry Cleaner
  • Nurse
  • chauffeur
  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Entrepreneur

 

This is probably an incomplete/generic list, but I’m exhausted just looking at it.

One of the hardest things that I have to deal with during any given day is managing my time.  I’ve been falling asleep at 9:45 every night – partially from my meds and being ill, partially because it’s non stop all day.

Most days, I wake up at 6:30, get my kids up and ready for school and out by 8.  Then I’m out of the house:  Meetings, networking, research, writing… Then the kids get home at 3 and then I’m helping with homework, reading, cooking, kid’s baths, bed.  Then I reply to a few emails, a little bit more research and writing then I crash.

I think the thing about being a working mother is even though we all know we need to take time for ourselves, we don’t.  I don’t make time for me, or get together with friends like I use to.  I don’t read for enjoyment, only for education.  I don’t go to the spa any more, I’m back to my natural color and will probably keep it that way for a very long time.

It’s funny; in business I need an accountability partner to help me make sure I’m staying on track.  Perhaps I need someone to help me to do the same for myself personally.  I don’t get it from my husband as often as I use to, I barely see him any more (work, school, work, sleep… poor guy, he needs some alone time too).

Well, perhaps now that it is written, it will be.  Probably not.  All I can say is – do as I say not as I do, and take some time for you – your business and family need you, and you can’t function without focusing on you every once in a while.

 

 November 14, 2011

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