Christy Now: I'm cooking but it seems it doesn't happen every Sunday as I planned. The kids are at a picky stage and my husband and I work opposite schedules, so we are not all together very much. When we are, we do eat together, with something planned at home. My husband's the cook in the family. I've found lately that balancing a career and being a mom mean I have to sacrifice things... cooking is usually first to go! It's not a good thing, but found I had to start relaxing my
life in certain areas.
Speaking of relaxing my life, I opted to reduce my social media involvement. I came off of Facebook - and it feels great! I'm on Twitter. I just love it. My blogging is down to little to none. I had to walk away. Last year, I had a mini-breakdown - not in the literal sense, but regarding social involvement and doing all the things I enjoyed - I'd lost everything I had built 8 years ago when I had my first child and was at home with her. When I returned to work nearly 3 years later and then had my
2nd child, life became full and oh, so great, but then it boiled over. Letting go of my chief time waster -- Facebook -- was the best thing I did. I hope to come back one day when life has slowed down, but right now, I'm enjoying my hideout. I'll Tweet ever once and a while, but that's about it. Hopefully, I'll think of something to blog about soon, I do miss being active on The Faith Girls.
I think every mom who tries to do anything outside of taking care of children understands why you've stepped away. I didn't have facebook and twitter when mine were little but I know I couldn't have done those along with taking care of 3 boys. There is only so much time in a day and it takes a lot of time to be a mom.
2) Walk every day during my lunch break. (I think the extra activity will help clear my mind and help take off some of the extra pounds I'm carrying ;)
Christy Now: Eh... this isn't working out so well. I "think" of taking a walk at lunch, but usually I'm so busy at my desk, I don't have time to take that walk. Another excuse I've been using lately is the heat. I hate to return to work sticky - eck! I am trying to be more active with the kids at home. Sometimes we'll play ball in the yard, badminton, or take walks up the road.
Diana here: I found that to be one of the hardest things to fit into my life--actually it's an easy activity but finding the right time, the right weather, the right attitude...
3) Write something, anything, every day. Perhaps I'll blog here a day or so. Maybe I'll blog once a month on www.thefaithgirls.com. Perhaps I'll work on a new story.
My writing muse quit on me about a year ago. She flew the coop and took my housekeeper with her. I've been in a pickle ever since.
The day job is massive. Seriously. Massive. It's very important to me and more critical than ever that my concentration is steady on it - when I'm at work.
In all truth, I do write, every day, but it's for work. With some recent contests coming up and RWA coming to Atlanta, I'm feeling the buzz.
Speaking as someone who hasn't made it to a major conference in a few years, I'm tickled pink that RWA is coming back to the Southeast. This may have helped kickstart my writing as the last few weeks I've been working on that manuscript again! I think the real reason I started writing again is because I'm not whole when I'm not writing. I'd missed that part of me for too long. Now that it's back, I'm a happier person.