Managing Writing and Parenthood
On Saturday my two wonderful step-kids arrived on the plane for two months. It’s amazing how much they’ve grown and how their own style is beginning to shine. My summer will be filled with taking them to camps, the movies, planning meals, sightseeing, my day job- basically trying to be organized enough to keep it all together and not lose my sanity.
Writing in the Morning
One of the things I plan to keep on doing is getting up early to write. For the past few weeks I’ve been stumbling out of bed around 545 am every morning and taking advantage of the quiet time and my fresh mind to just write. (That happens after a cup of green tea) Most of the time I’m writing around 1k, which I’m really pleased about. By writing in the morning I find I’m more relaxed in the evenings and not putting additional pressure on myself to write. Since I have written in the morning I allow myself to focus more on social media, as I can do that with noise in the background.
Will My Blog Suffer?
But, I know there will be overwhelming days ahead of me. One thing that will most likely suffer is my blog. I usually keep a few posts in the queue, but I’ve run out. This past work week was beyond crazy busy and my plan to write a handful before the kids got here just didn’t happen.
For all those parents out there that try to keep it all together and on top of that write, what are the things that keep you motivated to be uber organized so you find time for your passion?
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