Friday, February 19, 2010

What Happened to All of My Time?

While Mike was gone to OCS and the train-up prior to OCS, I seemed to find time to blog 3-5 times a week.  I also found time to exercise regularly, keep up with all of my work for my classes, and read.  Now, about the only thing I have time to do is my classwork.  I do need to set some priorities.  I must exercise more.  I was doing so well, but have gotten off track the last couple of weeks.  Parent Conferences are now over, so no more working until 6 or 7 at night.  Eclipse is calling my name and asking me to finish reading it, along with several books I got for Christmas.  I enjoy writing on my blog and enjoy reading several other blogs.  I feel that our life isn't so crazy after all.   It's not that Mike demands my time.  We are pretty independent people that just enjoy hanging out with each other.  But, sometimes I feel like I am neglecting him if I take time to pursue my interests.  The opposite is also true, I feel like I am neglecting myself and my interests if I only focus on him or us as a couple.  I'm still looking for how to find that healthy balance where both of our needs are being met.  Any ideas or suggestions on how to accomplish this?


  1. I sometimes find it hard to balance everything too. If I remember to do so, I do homework or read for fun during my lunch break. Also, I pay bills, do our budget, and other computer work during my breaks at work too. Then, when I get home, I either throw a load of clothes in, pick up around the house, or start the dishwasher. Then, it's off to the gym or to do unfinished homework.

    After all of that is done, I hurry up and throw dinner together. Something I've figured out though, if I make all of the meals (or most) on Sunday night - that frees up SO much time during the week for me to do other stuff. By the time my husband gets home (at 6ish), I have most of the things I hoped to accomplish done. Now, I will say that that schedule is very tiring - especially since I get up at 4am. Ew.

  2. Real life always takes precedence over blog life. It's more important to be in the moment than talk about it later. Enjoy this time with Mike. :)

  3. Out of all those...I would say Eclipse should come first :)

    I know how you feel. I feel guilty when I am in the house with Eric but am upstairs in the den on the computer while he is downstairs watching tv sometimes. I think it's cause we are independent women but we miss them when we are working or they are gone at OCS...etc. so we feel guilty when they are here with us but we are busy with other things. I always feel like I am going to regret not spending time with him whenever he gets deployed...but at the same time, if I don't take time for myself, I'll become dependent on him and not be able to be without him during a deployment...I hope this makes sense... :)