Balancing Life, Books, & Blogging

On most Tuesday evenings you will find me sitting in a USC picnic chair, ebook in hand, watching my fiance play softball.  Yes, there are times when I want to stay home and read in bed or work on my blog, but that’s part of the balancing act right?  I have to find time to read, write, and spend time with the people I love, especially my future husband.

I’m very lucky that my fiancé is supportive of my writing ambitions because I spend a lot of time doing it.  Sometimes I have to consciously tell myself, “Hey, you’ve been doing this for a few hours, now it’s time to watch a show with your fiancé”.

There are times when I find it difficult to do everything.  I still hold a day job during the week and that takes up 40 hours.  I read books to review and I’m continuously working on other things to post (like this one).  I also need to find time to go to the gym, that’s about 1-2 hours per day, 5 days per week.  I play softball and that takes up to 3 hours per week.

My fiance is the most important thing I need to factor into everyday.  There are nights when I say I have to catch up on posts and he’s ok with it.  He understands that I love writing and reading.  He supports my dreams and knows that the hard work I’m putting in will pay off.  When I am writing in the evening, he makes dinner and does the dishes…what an amazing fiance I have!

But there are the days I feel bad because I spent almost no time with him.  Those are usually the days I go to work, go to the gym, take a shower, write, and read a bit.  Seriously, 24 hours in one day is not enough!

Oh and I can’t forget about our wedding we need to plan.  We are a little over 6 months away from the big day and there’s still tons to do.  I’m sure that I will be pulling my hair out soon.

I love everything I do, otherwise why would I do them, but it’s a tough job fitting everything in and sometimes I have to sacrifice doing one thing for another.

I don’t like the idea of having to make a schedule for my entire day, but at some point I might have to.  There’s always something to do and somewhere to be that a little more structure won’t hurt.

Does anyone else have to constantly balance life, books, and blogging?  I know there must be.  What do you find the most difficult thing about balancing everything?

Oh…and this is my 100th post! Yay! 

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3 thoughts on “Balancing Life, Books, & Blogging

  1. Arielle Joy October 14, 2014 at 10:50 am Reply

    Great post! I feel the same, I wish we had more hours in a day to get things done!!

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  2. flygirl140 October 15, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    oh yes! I finally removed grad school from the schedule and I was lucky my mom planned most of our wedding but it is still a struggle to fit everything in. I am with you on work, working out, and reading though it is my writing that has suffered in the last months. My husband is super supportive but every once in a while I get ‘you’ve been reading a lot lately’ which translates to ‘we need an us evening’ 🙂 its all worth it though! Good luck keeping up with it all!


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