Good morning guys (morning for me, at least)! I wanted to discuss today something that I’m sure all of us can somehow relate to. As you might have noticed, I haven’t really been present in the blog world in the past week because I’ve been too busy adulting.
Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups.
It has been such a crazy week that I haven’t had time to read, blog, eat, or even sleep. I’m having a really hard time balancing real world and blog world right now — it’s not even funny. Because of work, I haven’t been able to read. Since I haven’t read, I haven’t posted up reviews. Along with that, I seem to have hit a blogging slump. I literally cannot think of ideas for posts. Even if I did, I haven’t had time to actually make a post and then respond to comments. It’s not stressing me out per se but I do feel bad that I’m not posting consistently.
My job is also pretty inconsistent. It had gotten so hectic this semester! Sometimes I work from 11am-4pm and sometimes I’m there 9am-9pm. Every Monday-Friday, I wake up at 6am to take my brothers to school, then take a nap before going to work. Get home, eat dinner because I didn’t have time (or money) to eat the rest of the day. Shower. Read up for my job. Try to read a book but then notice that it’s almost 2am and I have to sleep. Then the cycle starts all over again. When the weekend comes, I have to do laundry and catch up on house chores. I also feel like I’m just catching up on sleep. I feel like I’m tired 24/7.
I also hate that even though I have a job, I’m still constantly broke. Like what? Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve had a book haul?!? Since May! 4 months and I’ve bought 1 book. ONE. *cries*
Tips on Balancing Blogging and Real-World
This is the part where I give you tips on how to balance reading, blogging, and the responsibilities of the real world. And this is where I tell you that I don’t have any lol. Obviously my techniques aren’t working. So I’m really asking you for any tips. I have a planner and for a while that helped me plan out what to post and when but now that I’m in a blogging slump, that hasn’t really helped.
So my question to you is: How do you balance blogging/reading and adult or student responsibilities? Adults aren’t the only ones who are busy. As a recent graduate, I know it’s also hard having to balance studying for exam and doing homework and blogging. What are some tips that you have? 😀
Thank you guys! I also want to thank you for your patience. My blog has been pretty void this month. I didn’t even have time to do Top Ten Tuesday today because I haven’t seen what books are coming out in the fall. No list, no TTT. So thank you, thank you, thank you, for sticking with me!