Time Making Machine
It’s official, I’ve become a bad friend.
In my attempt to balance parenting and work, I’ve completely let my friendships slide. Friendships in real life, and friendships through my blog.
One friend, a mother living in the excoriatingly hard adoption wait, I cannot remember the last time I texted or talked to her.
Another friend, one who I used to have lunch with at least once or twice a month, well, it’s now been more months then I can count since I managed to fit in a visit. And soon enough she’s moving so I just know how much I’m going to regret this.
And, my blogger friends, the ones I regularly/semi-regularly email with. Well, needless to say I suck at writing those emails.
At the moment I’m so busy that I’m struggling to manage my time. I fully admit I place a premium on my time with Little MPB and Mr. MPB – they always come first. And right now, work is more demanding then I’d like. Oh, and then there’s basic life responsibilities like grocery shopping, taking Little MPB to the doctor (he’ll be fine, just lots of snot and coughing), putting gas in my car (which I almost ran out of for the first time in my life last week), getting my car fixed (because apparently it’s bound and determined to die or at the very least make us give way too much money to a mechanic), finish Christmas shopping, etc.
But this means that my social time, my time to spend with friends is basically gone. Honestly, I feel as though I’ve become that mom who lets everything around her slide once becoming a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a mom, but I really don’t want to be that mom. I don’t have a lot of really good friends, so the ones I do have, mean the world to me. And honestly, I miss them. And I have no-one to blame but myself.
I know this is just one of those busy seasons in my life. But, I also don’t accept that as an excuse, I really feel like I’m dropping the ball on every person in my life outside of the MPBs. I hate it. It’s not like I can easily say to people, hey, I’m busy until January 2 – can we talk then? That’s not how life works. And more then anything, that’s not the friend I want to be.
So, somehow, I have to find time for my friends. And, while I’m at it, I also need to find time to get back to some sort of fitness routine. Oh and I desperately need time to get my eyebrows done too. A pedicure would also be nice.
Clearly, I have a time management problem.
Can someone please invent a time making machine for me? I just need more time to do everything I want to do…
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