Everyone has multiple responsibilities they are juggling every day. These responsibilities can leave us feeling overwhelmed and days can tick by without the ability for us to concentrate on ourselves. That has been my life lately.
I am a degreed professional with a four day a week work schedule. That sounds nice doesn’t it? My job involves review of complicated medical issues, policies and guidelines, and analytical summations of written medical issues to multiple physicians. I am also a Mom to a toddler. That involves energy, adaptation, creativity, understanding, patience and love. It involves commuting to school, arranging appointments, running a mini-restaurant from home, professional organizer and cleaner (multiple messes per day) and hygiene expert (including toilet training). I am a wife to a husband who is profoundly hearing impaired. I only mention the hearing impairment because, as it turns out, it often complicates my daily busy lifestyle when I have to be secretary and appointment setter due to the limitations of my husbands’ hearing impairment. Don’t get me wrong, I married him despite any challenges (as he did me) and on an ordinary day, this adds no more complication than being married does in general. However, I am also a caregiver to my elderly, disabled and ailing father. For him, I am his guardian, his health care coordinator, his financial accountant, coordinator, and personal shopper. I am also designated laundry attendant, errand runner and social director. The list is endless.
So, you might ask, “Why don’t you have more time to write?” I wish I did. Writing for me is a release of energy, tension and allows me to express myself. I enjoy writing. I am envious of those that put out 10 articles per day and request up front payment and page views. It is not the money but the ability to do something you love and enjoy. Writing has always been something I’ve enjoyed.
Lately, I have been very limited due to all of my responsibilities. My greatest fans and greatest followers are probably aware that I have been putting out little work. Some of you may be very happy as it is hard to keep up with everyone’s articles if one is busy, though I do make an attempt to keep up with my AC friends. There are many talented writers I have yet to meet and would like to meet on AC. Perhaps eventually my personal schedule will get better and I will be free to write to my hearts’ content. One can dream.
For now, I will continue on with my day, request medical records for my father, make an appointment for my husband, write a letter to a bank, take my toddler to the park to enjoy the sun, pick up prescriptions at the local pharmacy, distribute pills for the next week for my father, make supper, take care of the dogs and perhaps catch a news show I enjoy once I am able to relax for the evening.
To all of my AC followers and fans, I hope you don’t give up on me. I would love to contribute more, comment more and be a greater part of this awesome community. I wish I had more time to write. Writing is very inspirational and motivating to a great many of us.