Tuesday, October 2, 2012

{Real} Life

...Warning: Ranting coming....

So...anyone else encounter this??  Real life steps up and demands you -- a new job in my case -- which I'm grateful for in this down economy.  What gets sacrificed? Being crafty, blogging, woodworking, social life, time with my kids, and creative cooking 4 - 5 nights a week.

This is causing a lot of confusion for me.  On the one hand, I wanted to be employed to contribute to the well being of my family and to paying off my student loans.  I love my job (mostly).  It's fast paced, different every day, and really giving me a taste of what estimating and construction timelines are like.  However, now that I work, I've had to give up all the fun stuff in my life.  I don't make dinner for my family any more.  I spend two short hours each night with my son.  And usually end up watching Naruto on Hulu (which is the only time I get to spend with my hubs).  I don't do much for fun...is this what our working life was always like?  Did a year off really spoil me this badly??  I want to go back to being creative every day and seeing my creations take form!

Oh well...I could be crafting now I suppose, since my husband is having boy's night with his brother, my munchkin is sleeping and I'm just sitting.  But it is hard to convince myself to drag out tools, materials, and create when I've been up since 5:30...

So my question to all the blogging/working/momming ladies out there ----- HOW do we do this?  I went to 4 years of college as a single parent with amazing help from my mom and people used to say "I don't see how you do this!"  but I would just shrug and say "I have to."  I suppose I'm going to be adopting that motto for a while longer.  Is that how you guys do it -- without burning out?  I'd love to keep this up and keep updating with projects completed...I guess it's just gonna be a little slower coming.

...Rant over...

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