Applying my job to my life

I manage things for a living — ERP implementation projects, employees, timelines, development, you name it.  But somehow at the end of the day, I look at the things in my life that aren’t work and I throw my hands in the air and make excuses.

  • I don’t have time.
  • I shouldn’t have to deal with this.
  • Does anyone actually do that?
  • That can wait until tomorrow.

But the truth is, I don’t make these same excuses for my job.  At the end of the day, where do I want my priorities to be? I love my job.  I love what I do and I see immediate rewards by checking off tasks after task on my list. But…

Cut the bullshit.  I can make time. I can prioritize the things that I need to provide balance to my life.

It’s not New Year’s Resolution time yet but something tells me that this year, I am going to have my fair share of ideas, for the first time in a long time.

First “resolution” = always be in bed by 11 pm. 

Not getting ready for bed, but actually going to sleep.  I’m horrible at this, which is a little comical considering I am narcoleptic. I will see the kitchen is a wreck and start cleaning the house and end up going to bed at 3 am, which is a horrible cycle.  I am choosing to prioritize rest!

Cheers to the things to come!  You can expect a lot more here about how to make your life work, especially for working moms and working moms with a “modern family”, if you will. (There is a story there as there always is. But writing single parent just doesn’t fit).  This week will include details on short cutting Christmas cards and meals with an Instapot!

As for a quick life update, we added a puppy to the craziness that Eli and myself were already up to. Jackson, named after the Johnny Cash song, is a joy! She is a Schnoodle in case you are in the market or just wonder what such a cute creature is called. On the flip side, potty training sucks. But she is getting there and actually entertains the idea of listening to me sometimes, only two weeks in.

She is best buds with Eli and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Eli loves to play “bad guys” and run in circles chasing each other and Jackson jumps right in!

now have have 17 minutes to unpack and get in bed.  Game on!

Throughout the puppy training so far, I engage Eli in as much as possible.  Jackson doesn’t listen to the little human as well, in general, but they will get there.

I am getting close to that 11 pm mark so it’s time to shut it down and get some sleep!

Published by Hackingtheworkingmom

Helping moms find joy in chaos. Instagram: @hackingtheworkingmom

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