I’ve been browsing through blogs by other Internet marketers, and, I have to confess… I don’t try to fit in ‘work’ into every free moment I have during the day like most other marketers do. (You gotta have the desire and drive to work like that. Even I’m impressed.)
I’m not always keeping an eye out on the next seminar or workshop… nor do I fit ‘work’ in as I eat my lunch, while the kids take their naps, or in between commercial breaks. To be honest with you, as much as I love what I do, I prefer to spend my time away from the computer, NOT working on my business (gasp!).
Being able to spend most of my day playing Joshua is very important to me. After all, he’ll be starting school before long, and I’ll just kick myself if I couldn’t spend this time with him. He’s growing up so fast… I remember when we could just lay him on the bed, and not even worry that he’d roll over.
Now, my 3 year old is starting to read and write.
I’ve been happy with my abnormal 9:30 PM – 2:30 AM work hours, but, twice a week, those hours will be changing to 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM because my friend and I agreed to take turns kid-sitting four times a week. This will give Joshua a chance to play with children his age, and learn to be away from his mommy for a little while.
Works out great for me too, because on the two days he spends at my friend’s house, I can focus on my work during the day… clients can finally contact me at (somewhat) normal business hours, and my husband and son will get my undivided attention that they deserve, when they come back home to me.
I really like it this way. My life doesn’t revolve around my work, and I wouldn’t want it to anyway. I work so I can have the life I’ve always wanted for myself and my family… and that’s exactly how it is : )