Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mom Time #1

One of the hardest things about becoming a mom for me was the complete lack of time to myself that I had in the beginning with Bug.  Something that Jon and I struggled with in the early months was who should do what, and it seemed that I was doing everything.  Part of this was because I wasn't communicating to him what I needed, and once we figured out how to work together as parents, things got a lot easier.

Nonetheless, I spent very little time with my friends, or one on one time with my husband, and it definitely took it's toll.

While people will tell you that it's all about balance, that's simply not true.  Balance is (for lack of a better word) bullshit.  You can't do it.  So, the bulk of my energy is tied up in my children, which is where it should be at the moment.  As they get older I will be able to step back a bit, but I don't want any regrets about this time.  

But what about the other stuff?  

Well, lately I've rededicated myself to my blog.  I want this blog to succeed and I want to get my messages out there.  I have been working on networking and I'm pleased to say that in the past month my traffic has DOUBLED.  But this takes effort, and I have been especially appreciative of my guest posters.  Incidentally, I am more than happy to take on guest posts at this time.

I've also been working hard on my book.  My editor got it back to me last month and I went through the edits and fixed it and now...it's rather pretty.  I am still pursuing publishing (but more on that later).

The point of this post is every Saturday I am going to look back on the week and see what it was that I did for fun, or in pursuit of my goals.  So, here's what happened last week:

1.  I got a blog post up every day of the week.  Yay!

2.  I finished THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS for book club.   I really, really enjoyed this book.  Not my usual style (I prefer fiction, or soap-opera-y history).  

3.  I have been reading a book on publishing and researching my options.

Oh, and I lost two pounds

Good week.

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