The Space Between Work and Family

I’m struggling to get everything done. Taking it one day or moment at a time, but still feel very stressed out. The fact that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away makes me very panicky. So much to do to get ready for the holiday.

My “job” is the straw that broke the camel’s back. How can a job where I am largely unpaid be stressful anyhow? How is it that I wake up in the morning and immediately feel behind in my work? I have no yearly evaluation. No opportunity for a pay raise. No co-workers except those online. No boss except perhaps PR people or companies who might wonder why I haven’t posted on their products.

The solution is that I work my tail off during the hours the kids are in school and work when I can after they go to bed. The downfall is that other tasks are going by the wayside.

Now, I do post. I’m a posting machine. It is just that I feel a little overwhelmed. Have I taken on too many review products? Possibly. Do I give each product the time it takes to review thoroughly? Yes, but I could always spend more time reviewing. Am I overly ambitious with the work schedule I have set up for myself? Definitely. Am I enjoying myself? You bet.

2010 looks good. My plan:

  • Be more selective about the products I choose to review.
  • Spend more time writing about what interests me…not necessarily reviews, but anything that strikes my fancy.
  • Devote more time to some side-projects that with a little work could pay off for me.

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