Well, it looks like my plans and goals for this year need to change. Tomorrow is my first day at my new job. It’s wonderful to have a job again, but it means that many of the goals I listed for myself at the beginning of the year are no longer likely to happen.
Spending 4 hours a day on writing, for instance, doesn’t seem terribly possible with a full time job. I like my time spent with Rob, knitting, spinning, cooking, or even sleeping far too much to devote 4 of my 5 non-working hours to spend them writing 5 days a week. I need a little more diversity than that!
Similarly, my ability to finish my first book, start on my second, and read 100 books this year suddenly look incredibly difficult. With all the free time in the world, they were easy to imagine accomplishing. As of next week…? Not so much.
And that’s fine. Things will still get done. Just not in the volume or time frame I was planning on.
But, as I have less time, this blog will necessarily decline as well. I’m hoping that I can continue to post twice a week. Maybe some weeks I’ll get lucky and be able to do more, but twice a week is my new goal.
Here’s hoping I can find a way to accomplish all in a third of the time. 🙂