As much as I want to write, I have no time. Work has become pretty fast paced. My family life has become super high paced since we added Alex. And my commute seems to get harder and harder. I’m on Twitter constantly and I follow lots of bloggers and mommy bloggers. Most are stay-at-home mommies; others are full timers like me. They all have time to write. What gives?!
First of all, they probably don’t value sleep as much as I do. I love to sleep. If sleep was a tall, dark, sexy man, I would leave my husband for it. I have a PhD in sleeping…I am a sleep master. Most people would say, “I’ll sleep when I die!” I say “I’ll die if I don’t sleep!” I happen to be one of those people that can’t function properly unless I sleep more than six hours a night. I prefer 8-10 hours, but that’s on a weekend. If I truly wanted to be a fully fledged blogger, I would have to give up about 2-3 hours of sleep each night. That’s about 15 hours a week! NO. I don’t want to give up on my prized hobby.
Another thing these awesome bloggers don’t have to deal with is long commutes. I spend about 40 hours a month in traffic. It’s about 50 hours a month in the summer. Yeah. I know. It’s a lot. By the time I get home, I am tired of sitting on my arse, so I want to lie down. But I can’t because there are two people that require my attention and energy…my boys. As much blogging material motherhood provides me, the fact that I am a mother is also an impediment for writing. By the time I put my sons to bed, clean up after them, maybe do some laundry and personal grooming (nails do need to be painted!) It’s 9:30 p.m. and I’m exhausted. I can either climb in bed and try to spend some quality time with my husband, snuggling, or take two sets of stairs to my basement office and try to relax enough to write a post…I prefer the first option, and so does my husband.
Then again, reading the above sentences just made me realize that there IS time in my day for blogging. They all sound like excuses. I think I can fit in some blogging right before snuggles with hubby and after kisses with kids…wish me luck!