“Mummy, please can I have a drink?” I stop what I’m doing and head into the kitchen to make my little girl (G) a drink. Then I head back to my desk and continue tapping away at the keys on my laptop.
“Mummy, I’m hungry…” I look up from the article I’m writing to see G’s innocent little face and I know that she needs me. She may as well be saying, “Mummy? When will you stop working and spend time with me?”
She’s not hungry really, just bored. The school holidays have only just begun and we have five more weeks left! G is home everyday now and just needs some quality time with me. I stop what I’m doing and we go to the park for a while.
G has a lot of fun on the swings and slide and I try not to think about the freelance work that I need to finish today and how I’ll have to do this when she’s in bed. G’s bedtime has been getting later because she’s at the age where she thinks staying up is exciting and going to bed is about as fun as watching paint dry. “If I go to sleep now, I’ll have to wait ages until morning!”
The hubby went away on Tuesday, so it’s just me and G until Sunday night when he returns. I need to keep her busy and entertained and at the same time deliver on my freelance projects and keep up with my blog. I think of my blog as a business because it’s starting to make a little money for me these days (although not as much as last month), but something’s got to give.
It can’t be G because she’s the most important part of my life and basically the reason why I do what I do. She’s the reason why I want my debt cleared asap and why I work like a Trojan from home to try to do my bit to support my family financially. It can’t be my freelance projects because my clients are relying on me and by being efficient and reliable I might just get more work from them in the future.
So that leaves my blog. You may have noticed that I didn’t post on Monday and that’s just because I couldn’t find the time. I haven’t been able to read as many blogs as I’d like this week or do as much commenting and therefore my Friday’s Fab Links post has had to take a backseat too. I did post on Wednesday though with my Breaking Bad Habits – How to Stop Overspending post!
At times like this, I wish I could outsource some of my weekly tasks but this month hasn’t been great for income and hey I’m still in debt after all! Outsourcing isn’t an option at the moment which is a shame because I feel like this blog needs someone else behind the keyboard as well as me to ramp things up a bit. Ideally I’d like to be posting every day but that’s not achievable right now.
Life happens and priorities get reshuffled. That’s just life! Whilst G is home everyday for the holidays, I’m going to be with her. That’s why I work from home, so I can do just that. In the evenings and on weekends I’ll work on my other projects and my blog. I may not be posting three times per week over the next month or so, it might be two (or even once a week) instead.
I hope I will be able to post more often but I’ll just have to see how things go! As it happens, I’m actually going to be posting tomorrow because I’m co-hosting Financially Savvy Saturdays again. So check back then!
I hope you’ll bear with me during the next few weeks! 🙂
*Image courtesy of Flickr and modified by Disease Called Debt.