I'm trying to decide if the issue is that I have my plate too full, or that I am not prioritizing my obligations and utilizing my time.
So, would you share your thoughts? How do balance? Is there such a thing as balance when you have small children?
I know I'm in an unusual position. I'm working for a volunteer organisation, which to some would seem like "drop-able" job, but it's not. This job and Matt's job are the very reason we live in New Zealand. It's what we're here to do. But how am I supposed to give that job the attention it deserves, if I can't even get a few simple things done? I can't, and won't, leave the position because I've just committed to another 2 years in this position (visas pending).
But with that said, I am awake (nearly) every morning by 7am, take care of the girls all day, try to keep our small apartment from becoming a chaotic fire hazard, and somewhere in there I'm supposed to be getting work done. I'm awake until 12midnight 9 out of 10 nights, and Naomi is still waking once a night at the moment.
What's a girl to do? Where do the corners get cut?
I know I'm not the only one who struggles. At least I hope I'm not. Part of what keeps me sane, is knowing that I'm not alone in feeling the way I do. I know that when my baby is awake at an unreasonable hour, and being unreasonable, that there are mothers who have it worse in the sleep department - and you all have my condolences and my love at 3am by the way!
Not as if a book could "fix it all" but, is there a book that helped you take control (as it were) of your life?
Drop me a line. :)