As I’m in the midst of trying to spread the word about Intangible and getting started on book two, I find that I’m really struggling with balance. Balancing my work with my family, figuring out some sort of schedule (I’m so not good with schedules) for when I will work during the day/evening and when I will focus on my kids and husband.
It’s difficult, I have to say, for me to find that balance. And perhaps harder as I work from home in the midst of my family because I get so focused on writing/book work that I can’t pull myself out of it very easily. Or I just don’t think to. You know? It’s not even that I love the work so much that I get lost in it (though sometimes that is the case, but not always). It’s really that I throw my everything into it—I’m an all or nothing kinda person in many ways.
Perhaps it’s more of a struggle because I don’t have a schedule. I don’t have set times for work—I just grab the time when I can get it either during the day (which occurs rarely with these four fabulous kids of mine) or in the evenings (which means I’m neglecting my husband).
So, tell me. How do you balance your life with your life? For that’s how it feels to me. My family is my life. But now writing is my life, too. These two lives that demand a lot from me, that I want to put my all into, but I don’t actually have two lives worth of me, energy, or attention.
So I’m struggling to figure this out right now before I really get going with the next book. When I am likely to get all wrapped up in my work far too much of the time. I need to find some balance.
How do you find it?
Have a great day, everyone.