Half way through January and I feel like the year is starting to get a momentum of it’s own, it’s crazy. I’ve been sewing so much in the past week and I still have so much more to do. I have a million ideas crashing around in my head and I don’t have any time to implement them properly. I hate this feeling and so I’m looking at ways to work at outsourcing some of the things that I do that can be easily done by someone else. I’m not very good at handing over control, so it’ll be interesting to see how it all goes.
I’ve been posting more and more to Instagram in the past weeks, sharing all the thing that I have going on, and without-a-doubt someone always makes a comment “I don’t know how you do it all”. There’s no secret to how I do it all… I don’t. I actively choose how to spend my time. I can’t sit still and do nothing any more. If I watch television I’m usually either stitching, or working and I now don’t watch so much as listen. We don’t have a heavily active social life. We make time to see people, but it’s about once a month. I do my best work between 4am – 7am while the rest of the house is asleep and I’m usually in bed by 8:30pm. I work through lunch and my son goes to Kindy three days a week. I squeeze chores in between everything else and I have a Husband that believes in actively being involved in his son’s life and the household management.
There’s no magic formula, it’s just prioritisation. I haven’t always been this way. Ask my folks, I used to watch a LOT of television and movies and read books as a kid. I was like that when I met my Husband, it was something we did together. But when I found out what I wanted to do with my life I became focused on using those hours in the day to make the most of my time. I try to have a balance between work and family, but I suck at it. I get lucky because a lot of what I do can be done in the same space as those I love. But I make sure these days to make time for my family because as much as I love what I do, I love them more.