This morning I find myself even more crunched for time than usual. I’m back to having a day job. This is going to wreak havoc on my schedule.
It’s a good thing, but oh how I dread it.
I’ve been an independent subcontractor for an architectural firm since I had my first baby, three years ago. Before that, I worked each day at their office. But working from home was a blessing. I got to spend my days with my children, and work while they slept. It was a perfect opportunity.
Then the office got slow, and didn’t have much work for me anymore. My husband and I had planned for this possibility and built up our savings, thankfully so.
I work on a job-to-job basis, and over the last eighteen months I’ve only had about two jobs. I’ve loved the time off, because it’s given me more time to work on my writing. I wouldn’t have finished my first draft yet, if I’d been working regularly.
Last week, my office announced they had a job for me. Wonderful news!! I really do need it. It came at a much needed time, and was an answer to my prayers.
I am, however, worried about finding time to write. The two hours I usually set aside for writing time will now be for work. I’ll need to use even better time-management to squeeze it all in.
But I do know this: I’ll find a way. The work is truly a blessing, but so is the writing. I need to do both. Now I’ll just have to find a way to pull it off, and still be a good parent.
Wish me luck, and Happy Monday!