Finding time to do what you love.

Where do you find the time?

I get this question a lot. As a part-time third grade teacher, a full-time professional writer, and a mom of two teen girls, it requires some juggling, but the real answer to this question is twofold.

First off, I have this theory that we always find time to do the things we want to do. Somehow, even the busiest people I know find time to chat on Facebook, or go to the gym, or watch that last episode of The Walking Dead, or sneak away for weekend trips. See what I mean? We prioritize things, carving out time to enjoy the things we love to do. It’s like that with writing. Sure I’m a crazy busy person, and maybe I didn’t have time to dust or organize the hall closet, but I have enough time to write because that’s what I love to do.

Second important point; there’s this thing called a legally binding contract, you see? Once my John Hancock is scrawled across that page, it’s not an option to not have enough time to complete the project. That’s the difference between writing as a hobby, and writing professionally.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. I am reminded of what Edison said – Work expands to fill the time required for its’ completion. Or it could have been Einstein. I don’t know.

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  2. Posted by Jane Squires on November 19, 2013 at 4:32 am

    I am glad you write. Your work is such a blessing. You are right – we find time to do what we want.

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  3. Posted by Linda Presley on November 19, 2013 at 1:44 am

    It certainly seems that the busier we are the busier we get!

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  4. Posted by Suzan Michet on November 19, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Isn’t there a saying like “If you want something done, give it to a busy person” ? Seems like we have a gear setting in life … Yours must be third at least !

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  5. i would get up and tell that dr a thing are too for sure

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