Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time Flies When...

How on earth is it the last day of February?

Actually, part of me definitely believes it: winter in Minnesota gets LONG. I'm more than ready for spring.

If you are wondering where I've been the last few weeks, I don't blame you-- I've been a bit absent from the blog!

I started a new another part-time job last month-- writing/reporting for a local paper. I wasn't necessarily planning to take on more work right at this moment, but it was one of those times things fell into place, and it happened quickly. I decided to get my foot in the door and see how it goes.

5 years in, "Frantic Mama" still fits!

That said, if I thought I was busy before, whew! I'm really busy now. Every second of my daughter's preschool time is used wisely. It goes by in a flash.

I once read in a David Sedaris book that someone told him something along the lines of 'you can devote time to 2 out of the 3: friends, family, and/or work.'

Right now, I'm clearly focused on family and work. I simply cannot add a bunch of social things to the mix right now. If I did, I know I would start to feel way too stretched, and we all know the saying "happy wife/happy life." If I get too stretched, I am not a happy person/wife/mother.

Prioritizing when you have children is more important than ever. I want to look back at this time of my life and think I gave my all to my family and my career. Friends are important, and I am lucky to have some (hopefully) understanding ones during this busy period, but this is where I am right now.

How about you? Which of those three do you prioritize? How do you do it?

~Julia @ Frantic Mama