I am having a slightly premature (assuming I live to exactly 100) quarter-life crisis centered around my career, blog, and ability to have a social life. I originally started this blog because I want more than almost anything to own my own furniture design business. Sometimes I will have some furniture or decor idea bubbling in my head but, since I spend most of that time at my job, where I am definitely NOT encouraged to design furniture, I have to sit glassy-eyed in front of my computer bouncing my legs impatiently. I also may have more than a few sticky notes with hastily-drawn pieces of furniture hidden cleverly around my workspace.
So here is how my day usually goes: Wake up at 6:30...work from 8:30-5:30, setting aside some time to contemplate furniture....5:30-6:15 commute home.....6:15-7:45 cook and eat dinner because I am ravenously hungry when I get from work but cannot afford to buy food from restaurants....7:15-8:30 stalk design bloggers and tweeters whom I admire and want desperately to notice me, despite the fact that I am not actually saying or producing anything....8:30-9:30 write blog entry (sometimes this takes longer if, for instance, the Bachelor is on).....9:30-10:30 grocery shopping, taxes, bridal shower planning, Junior League meeting, cleaning, returning emails, whatever the extra things are that day etc. It's always something....10:30 sleep. I wish I were kidding about how early I go to bed, but I literally cannot function on less than 8 hours of sleep. I get sick and fall asleep in meetings. Also not encouraged at work.
Here is what I never do:
1. Design furniture
2. Have a social life
So now I'm trying to decide...should I drop the idea of having my own blog and just concentrate on following other bloggers who are much better at time management?? Then maybe I can spend some time actually designing and producing furniture and THEN, once I actually have something to show the world, get back into social media?? I just really hate the idea of giving up on anything but maybe, if I can convince myself that it will actually enable me to own my own business faster, I can be ok with it and vastly improve the next three quarters of my life...