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Where do I find the time?

I am often asked, and I also wonder myself, how I find the time to do all the things I do.

I read a lot, I do this blog, I am studying for a degree, I am writing one book and editing another, I am also trying to get some articles out there.

And of course I am doing my big list! Not to mention seeing the blokie, spending time with family and friends and working full time….mmmm

When I see it written down like this it does make me wonder how I do it, I have obviously cut some things down in my life to fit all these other things in. Not big huge things just little things and to be honest I don’t miss them at all.

Firstly I no longer spend my lunch break chatting to friends and staring out the window, now I eat at my desk and work on things. I no longer watch soaps on TV this is something that has happened gradually, I started not bothering with Hollyoaks but it spread and the last to go now is Eastenders. I actually don’t watch TV at all if I am alone, I watch it with blokie at night but it is not on if I’m alone.

I don’t bother with house work… I’m joking… although not really J I have actually really neglected the house lately, and I tend to squeeze the house work around other things for example, if I have Spanish course work to do I will put the audio CD on and clean while listening.

Something that has taken a big hit is my reading I’m actually down to about two books a month. This is a big drop for me when I wasn’t so busy I was reading five to six books a month. My reading for pleasure time has been replaced with coursework reading and of course writing.

I spend my commute being productive too. So there you go, that is how I am managing to squeeze in so much although I know there is still room in my life room which I could use to shuffle things about and make more space for either: doing nothing, reading, shouting at the child….

I could get the CD player in the car fixed and work on Spanish on the school run. I could get up twenty minutes earlier in the morning and use that time, I could even quit one of the things I am doing but I really don’t like that idea.

I think time is there if you look for it and if you really want to make time for things you love. I just hope that when I stop doing all this I wont suddenly become so bored I’ll go crazy…


  1. Hi Charlee! I just stumbled across your blog and I am so glad I did! You sound like a kindred spirit; I wish I had had such clear direction when I was your age! Still, I am often asked the same question: how do you do it all? I am a single parent; I teach piano for a living, I am revising my first novel, I have an Etsy store where I sell jewelry I design. And that's just work; I have girlfriends and the occasional date and hobbies besides! You are absolutely right: there IS time to do the things that matter if you prioritize. Television and housework are low priorities for me, too - LOL! It sounds like you are right on track. If you find a minute, I hope you will visit my blog, too. I look forward to getting to know you better!

  2. Hi thanks for following :)

    I know exactly what you mean maybe it's the single parent thing, perhaps we just try and squeeze so much out of our time because we have so little of it... just a thought lol

    Nice blog BTW am now following


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