Monday, July 6, 2009

Time management decision

I have almost always been a poor time manager. I have trouble getting my "to do" list done. I have trouble keeping/getting my house presentable.

I am a stay at home mom, yes, but I am also quite busy. I teach a Sunday school class of approximately 10 kids between the ages of 3 and 10. Two of those ss kids are autistic and present me with challenges that sometimes drain me. I homeschool my kids, who are in different grades, and that takes several hours per day. I also want to have non-rushed time to sit and read and play games with them, but that "leisure" time is usually no where to be found. I'm also active in our church and we usually have church activities 3-4 days per week. Oh, and I am the TOPS leader, so that comsumes about 2 hours every week, not counting the paperwork.

So, yes, I am busy.

I have been giving more and more thought to "How can I slow down my life? How can I be more productive and get it all done without losing my temper?"
I want a calm and peaceful, quiet life.

I am really evaluating how much time I am spending on the internet. I am online too much. I want it to become less important to me.

So, I'm not going to make any empty promises of "I'll only be here once a week" or whatever. But if I don't comment your blog like I normally do, if I don't post daily, don't worry about me....just know that I'm trying to get my priorites straight and be the woman that I long to be. I want to live to my potential.


  1. Absolutely makes sense. Bless you!

  2. Okay. =) I know that you'll make time for yourself, too, with your walks which is very important.

    I know the homeschooling alone is difficult, add to it all the others, it can be draining. Always put your family first.

    Just don't quit blogging altogether! Okay? I enjoy following your journey and getting to know you. =)

  3. I agree with Sean and Jo. What you have said makes sense, but please don't quit blogging all together. I so enjoy reading your posts. No pressure, because I know we all have to find a balance, but a lot of what you do through your blog is a ministry in itself. You also need to find time in your schedule for you.

    We love you Tops Lady and want you to be the best you can be!

    Blessings, Bonnie

  4. I agree with Jo's last statement. I fully understand and only you can know where things can be "trimmed" Best of luck to you and look forward to your posts no matter how infrequent or few they are.