Time is the enemy of those who want to do stuff, get stuff done, and just be.
I need about an additional 10 hours a day to do everything I want to do. If I could do without sleep, I'd be fine. Funny thing though, if I don't get enough sleep, I get even less done. It's a vicious cycle.
Part of not having enough time is that I have a 2-4 hour round trip commute to work every day. That's right, it can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours each way, depending on traffic, weather, and basic stupidity on the part of other drivers. I really don't mind the commute for the most part, but there are days (like today) when I'm just tired and I still have things to do. When my son graduates from high school is the earliest I can move closer to work and even then, I may still choose to commute. I have to weigh the pros and cons, especially with regard to costs. My rent closer to work can run 3x more than where I currently live and for a smaller space. On the flip side, most utilities would be included, I'd save tons on gas and transportation costs, as well as car insurance. So, we'll see. I'll have a kid in college, so it may not work. Not worried about it just yet.
Another part of not having enough time is that I've been spending longer hours at work. I've been doing some project work, as well as helping out a co-worker. He just got a promotion, so I'm helping him clear his backlog for the "old" job so that he can start the "new" job with a clean slate. I also have realized that it takes less time to get home when I stay later. I spend less time in traffic, get home close to normal time, and get more accomplished at work. I get a little burnt though.
Then there are all the things I want to do at home. I have tons to read and just want to read constantly. I also want to watch tv and movies constantly. I also want to write constantly. I also want to scrapbook constantly. I also want to do my social networking constantly. You see my dilemma. I want to do it all and don't have enough time to do it.
I haven't even mentioned the time that I want to spend with the Boy. Hmmm . . . maybe that should have been first. LOL! I would love to spend more time with him, but he's a teenager and does his own thing most of the time. Whenever he has time for me, I make time for him.
Anyway, if anyone has a solution to adding more hours to the day, without loss of sleep, I would love to hear it.
Until next time, much peace and love.