A Little Reflection… – Part 4 (My Promises To Myself – Part 1)

March 25, 2014

Picking up from yesterday –

Okay, so I don’t want to revert to the lazy, heavier girl who doesn’t write much and just throws her hands up thinking, “Oh, I have a job in the daytime hours with a long commute. It’s all over, y’all! Forget it!”

And even though I felt like with the commute and the long days I had no time – I ended up having to do double duty for two weeks. (I actually mentioned this on the blog back then, so you may remember hearing about it.) So, somehow I figured out how to work a second full time job when I thought I had “no time.”

The lesson there for me was that time absolutely exists. It’s just about utilizing it.

So, I promise myself:

– I will work on something creative (my musical, a spec script, etc.) at least 6 days a week. (I know I should probably say 7. But I’m shooting for things I can realistically do in this new crazy era of being out in the sunshine (blegh). If I can do 7, then good for me. Bonus points, I suppose.

– I will use my commute wisely. If we’re assuming that I’m going to be gone about 14 hours a day for my job (including my commute – geez, I use that word a lot), and that I want to sleep about 8 hours a day, that means I only have two hours left for me each weekday! That’s not a whole lot.

Any random errands and things will have to go in those two hours (or the weekends) – such as grocery shopping, laundry, and the like. Also, those two hours will include showering, and the whole nighttime routine (brushing, flossing, washing face, using serums – all that various skin routine stuff). Plus, many nights I’ll be getting a workout in. Those two hours are going to fly. (And on any nights when public transport runs slower than expected or traffic is brutal (so, basically every night in L.A. to both of those things), I’m going to be left with less than two hours.

I’m going to work to get all blogging (or as much of it as I can) and social media stuff done on the commute, so I don’t even have to think about it at home.

And I’ll pick up with one more post on this tomorrow.

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?