What is something you recently jumped into? #NaBloPoMo

What I should really be asking is what haven’t I jumped into recently, lol.  I honestly can’t help myself, but I always seem to take on more and more and more!  Perhaps it is because I am a Gemini, I have read this about Geminis, lol.  I seriously need to find a way to prioritize my time and tasks and stop getting myself signed up for more things.

Just this morning I have been frantically trying to finish up two posts that are overdue, and figure out how I am supposed to get everything else done that I am obligated to; such as my “real” job, Dr. appt’s, reviews, working with my son on his reading, spending more time with my kids, a class I just signed up for that I forgot all about until I got the welcome email this morning (oh joy), my part-time “real” job, finishing grad school, chores around the home (my house is a disaster, I will admit it), and just finding time to BREATH!

I know everyone is busy, but I feel like I make myself extra busy; why, I don’t know.  I already get up about 6:00am so I can get myself and the kids ready, then I leave the house at 7:00 and drive the hour it takes to drop the kids off and get to work by 8:00.  I work until 4:30pm and drive the hour or so it takes to get the kids and get home (sometimes longer depending on traffic at this time, and in the winter it can be up to 2 hours or more if the roads are bad).  Once home, depending on the day I may have to go right back to work for my part-time job, or mow the lawn, go to Lioness meetings, eat dinner, try to find time to do something with the kids, then start the bedtime routine (which admittedly is the hardest part of my day–probably for both me and the kids), then I stay up way too late because I feel like this is the only down-time I get (sometimes midnight or later) which results in me being tired the next day–every day!

I do this to myself, yet I keep signing up for more things; like planning birthday parties, selling AtHome America (my unofficial 3rd job), planning outings with my friends and our kids (that no one ever comes to, so I guess I should give up on this since apparently my friends all have better things to do, or they are just not good enough friends to spend time with us), planning blog posts, etc. etc.

Wow, this post turned out to be way longer than I originally planned.  I guess I had a lot on my mind, and it probably sounds like a lot of ranting, but it is nice to get stuff off your chest once in a while!  🙂


Written by Jesica.


*NaBloPoMo stands for “National Blog Posting Month” and is a blogging challenge created by the team at BlogHer.  I am always looking for great ideas to write about, so taking this challenge on was a sure thing for me.  I hope I can keep it up each day….check back to see if I do and make sure to scold me if I miss a day!

Jesica H

When she isn’t drowning in a pile of never-ending laundry or picking up Legos, Jesica is busy helping other parents make their lives a little less stressful with homemaking hacks, easy recipes, fun DIY projects, and more. On her successful blog, The Mommy Bunch, her Cricut crafting tutorials are the most popular articles and are what sparked her passion for helping others build a business of their own. Jesica started rockyourcraft.com where you can find loads more craft tutorials and business advice. In her FREE Facebook group, Rock Your Craft Business, Jesica teaches other entrepreneurs how to take their craft business to the next level by building their brand, targeting the right customers, and utilizing smart social media strategies. Join us!

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2 thoughts on “What is something you recently jumped into? #NaBloPoMo

  • June 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    You and I seem to have the same kinda life minus the small children lol Reply
  • June 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    I can totally relate, why is it so much easier to say yes to something than it is to say no? Reply

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