For most people, juggling work, home life, chores, and a social life is more than a full-time job. For someone like me adding writing and gaming into the mix, that takes up more of my time and takes away from something else … at least it did. About two months after we moved, the hubby and I talked it over, and figured out that I could actually afford to work slightly less at my paying job, and concentrate more on my novel. So that is what I did. I am grateful, two months past that discussion, that I’ve had not one, but two separate store managers at work who support that decision. We went through a regime change right before Thanksgiving, and our new manager left my schedule alone.
I have to say, having three days off a week is fan-freakin-tastic. The first week my new schedule went into effect, I spent the first day at our dining room table, in front of the laptop, writing. I got up for lunch and a shower mid-day, and then went back to work. The work I like doing. 🙂
Admittedly, I do not spent all three days writing, and usually one of those days I spent catching up on some TV or playing video games, but I have to say, having the time to write, and do chores, and allow myself one day a week to goof-off, makes a huge difference. Sure, I don’t really care for living in West Virginia, and sometimes still wish we’d never moved, yet, in more than a few ways, it’s turned out to have some positives. And that just puts the annoying cherry on top of the whole situation.