Monday, October 03, 2011
Life as a Circus
No one told me, when I chose to become a mother, than one of the life skills I would desperately need would be juggling.
Huh? How does life become a circus act? And I’m just the sideline performer. :)
I thought I juggled a lot in college: a full-time student (minimum 5 classes) and 3 part-time jobs. But now I juggle 2 kids, 2 schools, 2 jobs, 1 husband, writing, and a house that never stays clean. Some days one thing will need the most attention (like kids), then other days I can compensate and go a different direction (like writing).
But the hardest part of juggling is the balance. Its actually easy for me to go gung ho in one direction. That focus is the part I enjoy. What’s hard for me is balancing that with something else that can’t be forgotten entirely, like my writing. I try to spend SOME time each day with it, even if its only 15 minutes of plotting. And that is much more difficult than an entire day immersed in my characters and plot.
Guess I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way! But I get by with the help of my friends... the Playfriends, my sister, accountability partners, and even sometimes the dear Hubby. :)
So tell me, what’s your hardest juggling act?
Our very own Andrea Laurence is guest blogging today on eHarlequin! Check it out here.