I wear a lot of hats! Too many hats maybe. I’m a wife, a mother, a homeschooler, a Spanish teacher, a family ministry director, a parent educator and I’ve recently added book blogger to this long list. It can be hard to juggle so many different things but I usually manage just fine. (My husband may disagree with this statement.) I manage, that is, until a major event or deadline sends me into a tailspin, demanding more and more of my time, than I had allotted. This week it was Easter!
Part of my job in Family Ministries is running the Children’s ministry. I love special holidays with the kids. I get to detour off our regular curriculum and do something big, fun, and exciting. However, big, fun, and exciting requires a lot of work.
Given where Easter falls on the calendar it is also the time of year I need to look at my children’s school work and well as the Spanish classes I teach and make sure everyone is set to finish strong. We have less than a month left of school! This means extra study time with each one of my three kids. Making sure they are where they should be in each of their subjects, spending time looking forward to final exams and helping them prepare to study for those, identifying year end projects and pacing them out to finish on time, etc. Similarly for my classes, I’m making sure we are on track with our syllabus to complete the curriculum, preparing a final exam and study guide, etc.
Each morning when I woke up this week, I thought about what I might blog about that day from the posts I have started weeks prior. And every night I would go to bed thinking, “Tomorrow!” while I pick up my current read and fall asleep before I made it to the end of the page. But now Easter is over and I am getting back to it. (While keeping my eye on finals week and the crazy VBS week that will be looming shortly after! )
So my question, to all you experienced bloggers with crazy schedules is this: How do you find balance? What do you do to keep your blog moving when there is no time for it in your life that week?