Sometimes I just wish there was more hours in a day to complete everything that you want to do. But that’s not the case. Today I’m not necessarily blogging about a book but I wanted to put it out there and acknowledge that I may not have the best time management skills like I thought I had.
Let me give you a little background before I just jump right in. For the past 2 1/2 years I have been a volunteer coach for a local youth cheerleading program. When I was younger and throughout high school I was a cheerleader for the same youth program as well as high school and a competitive All-Star team. When I was asked if I wanted to coach I jumped at the opportunity. I had never coached before and I thought it would be a great way to learn the other side of being involved in Cheerleading. These past few years have been such a great experience for me I feel like I’ve grown as a person because of this experience. This past year was a complete struggle and I was basically done with coaching. I didn’t want anything to do with it anymore and I wanted to focus more on reading, being with family and work at bettering myself.
So when the season came to an end in November, I was free! I was able to read so many books and catch up with people I wasn’t able to see because I was too busy with cheerleading. By the beginning of December I decided that I wanted to start this blog because I needed a creative outlet for myself now that I didn’t have cheerleading anymore. Blogging had been something that I always wanted to try so I made it a goal for myself that I would do it. Which I am and I’m very proud that I am!
Toward the end of December I somehow got sucked back into doing another season of cheerleading right as I started my blog. I truly wanted to say no but I just didn’t have the guts too. Being a coach takes up an extremely large amount of my time and sometimes it really just bugs me that I can’t sit down and read. After work (I work 9am – 5pm) I go directly to practice (6pm – 8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays / 6om – 9pm on Fridays) and then after practice it takes me about 30 minutes to get home. Once I get home I’m absolutely exhausted from the day and I still haven’t even eaten dinner yet. I just feel like I can’t put in my full potential to it anymore.
So as a New Year’s resolution I told myself that if I truly didn’t want to do something I would need to say no and mean. After this season of cheerleading which ends at the end of April I will not be coaching again. Now if you know me personally I’ve said this to my friends and family about 1 million times and here I am still coaching. But this time feels so much different. I have something for myself that I absolutely love to do, I want to keep meeting so many awesome people and grow with my blog. This is an awesome community.
So please hold me to this statement. I will not coach after the season!
I want to focus on myself, reading, my blog and spending more time with my family and friends.
I’ve been wanting to do this blog post for a while now it’s just been really hard because I haven’t had the time. Nor have I really have the time to read which has really bug me which also means I haven’t really been posting any reviews. So it’s been really hard for me to balance blogging, working and coaching. I know that others may have a much busier schedule than I do but I don’t know how they get through the day.
Do you guys have any suggestions for me as far as time management goes? I’m always looking for new ways to balance everything that goes on in my life. Is there something that you found that works really great for you in this aspect? Please let me know in the comments down below I am really in desperate need of your thoughts and suggestions!