In the past I have had many hobbies. The most recent being writing, quilting, other sewing, cross stitching, running, hula hooping, and knitting. Earlier this year I decided I needed to figure out my priorities (aside from my family which will always be a top priority). I decided that the most important to me were being active, writing, and quilting. I knew I didn’t have time to do everything I wanted to do, so I had to make some changes if I wanted to be able to focus on anything.
During the month of May my focus shifted almost 100% to quilting. More on that will follow in my May goal update, and June sewing update. The unfortunate side effect of that focus is almost no writing got done. In short, I lost my balance. I tipped too far in the direction of quilting to be happy with how much writing I got done. I don’t regret it, and in some ways it had to happen, but it’s something I need to be careful of in the future. I need to remember that if I want to have more than one hobby I need to make time for more than one hobby.
For June I’m going to try and stick to a weekly schedule again. I haven’t written it up yet, but it will have two nights of writing, one night of sewing, some family time, and hopefully I can figure out a way to get in two workouts a week. With the weather slowly turning to summer I should be able to get the family out for a few bike rides, and the husband and I have been talking about how I could fit in running again if that is what I’m looking for.
How do you find time for everything? Do you have a schedule that you follow, or do you do what you feel like as the mood hits?