I hear so many people say they don’t have enough hours in the day to do the things they want to do. Yet we all have the same 24hrs, it’s just what we do with those hours. I think it myself sometimes, so many things to fit in, to do, to be at, to organise, to sort out….. and yet I’m lucky enough to be a stage in my life that’s not nearly as hectic as it used to be.
I remember a decade or 2 ago I had 3 boys at school, aged 8, 10 & 12; I was working across 3 different jobs, totalling 35hrs/wk; I had a husband with issues that meant he had just been medically retired from work, making my income the main one; we ran a farm and tourism business, for which I did all the bookwork and organising; I was on the school parents committee, education board, and founding member of the local motorcross club….and I decided to go to uni and do a Library & Information Science degree part time by distance education (supposed to take 6 years, I did it in 3.5 because I set a goal to finish it before I was 40 – last exam was the morning of my 40th birthday!). Despite how busy those 4 years were I still think the busiest period of my life was in the years when I had 3 small boys at home and was supposedly a ‘housewife’ only.
I look back now and think it’s easy to blame our lack of time when we’re not really motivated, passionate, or committed to something. But when we ARE – WOW! Look at what can be accomplished! Our ‘smartphones’ are probably the biggest time waster we have, but if we put them to work for us instead of against us, then we can have our cake and eat it too!
And I do like cake….