As a young working mother, balance was a big thing. Work, family, kids, personal time...I don't know how I did it but I did; maybe not well but done anyway. LOL!
Now I'm retired, you'd think balance would be easy. Actually, I wonder how I ever got everything done when I was working and had kids at home. The longer I'm retired, the worse it seems to get.
After losing my husband at age 58, my love of motorcycling took precedence. Good weather - ride. Bad weather - read. Easy! That altered some when I sold my house and became a solo full-time RVer. That meant travel and sightseeing was added to the mix. But it still seemed to work out, at least most of the time.
Fast forward four more years, I'm remarried. I'm still a full-time RVer and motorcyclist but now I have to balance the travel and the motorcycling with hubby time, puppy time, and most recently writing time. Of course the last four years have also seen me join Facebook (perfect way to stay in touch with family and friends while traveling), Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn and Pinterest.
Then factor in this blog and four others in addition to the one personal one, several websites [writing - women riders - motorcycle camping - RVing] Of course there are also the blogs I try to read daily - RVing friends, motorcycle friends, computer/gadgets/software/photography, living a simple life (yeah, right). Phew!
I've finished my April A-Z Challenge, I'm still dabbling in flash fiction (once a week hopefully), almost caught up in reading backlogged blogs, still have a dozen or so emails I need to answer, hubby's PT for his double knee replacement is almost done. We're eating healthier but now need to add in more daily exercise for us both. Yup, one more thing to balance.
Do you have trouble balancing everything in your life? Do you have trouble finding time to read, write or dabble in your hobbies? Got any tips?