In search of time, equality and balance, I took this past week off from the blog. In light of recent events where I came to learn that one of my articles had been reproduced and republished as their own on another company’s blog, I felt a little disheartened. I mean, what are we all working towards, what are we all putting in more hours than we have to give, if this is what happens? Why work tirelessly on a piece of 650 words that you’ve put your name to, stressing over the length of sentences, improper phrases and whether the first line is going to hook you in and keep you coming back for more, if it can be so readily copied and pasted into someone else’s portfolio?
Is it right? No. Does it happen? Yes. More than it should.
So I took the week off to get a handle on everything happening in my life. Considering I nanny upwards of 50 hours per week, regularly babysit, allocate an average or 15 hours per week to the blog and the same towards my evolving business plans, it can get a bit hectic if I don’t manage my schedule. I’m always in search of time!
“Speaking of time, where can I get some more? Time, that is. Because it’s not as if I’m running out of time, it’s as though it were never mine to begin with.”
Until I do figure out that magic recipe to creating more time, today I’m living on Sunday time. Sundays are a special day. It’s a day to recoup and rejuvenate, cleanse the mind and body and regroup my thoughts. It’s a fine balance between work life and family life, but leisurely coffees over café breakfasts and inspiring magazines sure give me back that all important Sunday time.
For more thoughts on creating & sharing content, the Proper Pinwheel has a rather timely post, and so too does Catherine & Grace with her #createorcredit initiative and the moral rights of the creative.
How do you manage the work and life balance? Like my “Sunday Time”, do you have any sacred moments to your weekly routine that simply can’t be compromised? And I hope you never have to go through the horrible ordeal of fighting for the rights to your own creative work!
Top image courtesy of this Proper Pinwheel post
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