Learning how to balance blogging with a full-time job is something most bloggers have to deal with at some point. While many of us have the aspiration of one day being a full-time blogger, most of us don't start out that way. Instead, we blog as a side-hustle, sometimes for years, before we can make the leap.
I started my blog a year ago. Sometimes it feels like that was an eternity ago! But compared to other larger blogs, mine is still a baby. So, at least for now, it has to be a side hustle along with my full-time job.
My job is unique in that we have months at a time of absolute chaos, followed by months of little to no work at all. So during certain parts of the year, finding time to work on this blog is not a big deal at all. But during others, it takes my last shred of time and sanity to get my posts written.
Luckily, the last year has given me ample time to nail down some tried and true strategies for balancing blogging with my full-time job.
September.How did this happen?!(I swear I say this every year, but whatever. I'm saying it again.)The kids are back at preschool. A super-huge, monumental shift for me, as this means I'm able to get back to writing after being in full-on mom-mode for the summer.And I'm struggling....more
It’s amazing the moments that make you realize the goldmine that you have in your spouse.Vacation is what has done it for me.See, I have a husband that LOVES being married and LOVES being a father with all that it comes with. We have a very balanced relationship. As in if the baby is screaming and doesn’t want me, he comes over and trades a glass of wine for the baby without prompting. Being married to my husband has spoiled me insanely. I love it but when he’s not with me, it’s me that’s crying!...more
In the summertime it is easy to forget about the rapid pace of life that takes place in the winter and spring. It is a time where the weather, vacations, and new adventures make us feel at ease and content....more
I am a flamingo. I am standing perfectly still in flamingo pose with one foot firmly rooted to the ground and the other balanced away from my body. I breathe in. I breathe out. I am calm and pleased by my ability to stay so centered. ...more
You know how a song can take you back to a certain point in time, or give you these feelings you thought were buried beneath the surface or gone altogether? I rarely put my music on shuffle, I'm the type of person that likes order, I like to know what is coming next. Not just with my music, with everything. Today I put my music on shuffle, forcing me to listen to a song at the bottom of my list, had I not been on shuffle I most likely wouldn't have made it that far down my playlist before turning it off....more
You know those moments, when impatience creeps in unexpectedly?When the littlest things send you into the *red zone* without warning?Yeah. Me too.What I've come to notice is that pretty much every time I'm hit with one of these scenarios it all comes down to one thing:Self care....more
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