Opportunities have been pouring in from everywhere lately and I have been jumping at all of them. Which is why I haven’t been posting in forever! I have what feels like no time. I’m certainly not complaining about this, I’m just using this as a way to teach priorities.
Being able to do things is a blessing, but if you can’t give your 100% to something, then no one wins. This is teaching me the power of saying no and creating schedules.
I haven’t been going out with friends to both stay money and to get up early for other things that take precedence over socializing, like exercising and getting a full night’s rest.
I was going to sign up for a financial class to help me learn not to live paycheck to paycheck. A responsible move but none of the classes would fit in my schedule. So I have developed my own method and will look into taking it when they offer it again.
I’ve also learned that it’s not always about money. For instance, I turned down a much needed job today in order to blog, do laundry, and catch up on things I’ve been neglecting around the house. Sure, I could have used the extra cash to pay down the bills but I would have been tired and stressing over when I could fit in the rest of my to do list. This would have made me distracted while teaching, which wouldn’t have benefited the children.
These are all great things but I believe you should be fully committed to what you’re giving your time to. Granted this is a lot easier to talk about than to put into practice, but it’s very important. Just part of the lovely life lessons we learn by growing up.