So much to do and so little time… cliché, but the cliché is so, so true. Technology has made life both easier and much more stressful at the same time. The telephone connected us. We could call and talk with people miles away, just like they were right next to you. Then along comes the cell phone, you can call from anywhere! Receive calls at anytime and at anyplace. Now cell phones carry your personal favorite music. The cell phone is now your organizer, camera, and keeps you up to the minute informed about the goings on with facebook, twitter, and who has posted their latest blog entry.
Once upon a time (yes another cliché) I would climb in my car and drive. I would listen to the radio, or play a cassette tape I had recorded with my favorite music. I would be alone. Now the wonderful cell phone is with me, and work calls… I spend the drive home doing work. I spend the drive to work, doing work. Gone are the days when the drive was a time of solitude.
Life is in the way of well, my life. I just used the example of a cell phone, but there is so many things vying for my time and attention. I am sure your life is filled with more than you have time to complete.
Thus this blog. I’ll be posting hints for time management. True I’ve a writer’s twist to this, but writing is a joy, but a demanding task master. To write well demands some of this valuable time. So work/life balance has become a major focus in my life now. I’ve five children, one grandchild on the way, and three children still at home. (Okay one just graduated high school and will be leaving soon) but that still leaves one in high school and one in middle school. I’ve been married for 27 years, and yes keeping the relationship with my wife takes time. I’ve a demanding job that eats a lot of my time. So I do understand the many factors that come at us every day.
I’ll be posting time management tips. Using time wisely and how to meet your writing goals, by using some time management skills.
I also have sections of the blog for other writing sites. A bit about me and my other interests, some of my writing, and a section about what I’ve learned about publishing and writing from my own mistakes.
Glad you are reading, and I hope the time you spend on my blog will be beneficial to you.