Take Away

Last week I talked about how you can’t really make up time. I should know. I never have enough time. And since I never have enough time for things I enjoy, I’ve decided that some things have to go.

The structure of my life changed when Rott came home. I’d gotten used to the structure of life without his daily presence. Now, I have to get used to what it’s like for us to be three again. The adjustment has had – and still has – moments that are good and moments that are bad. I’ve grown to hate the feeling of fear. I don’t like the unknown and I like it even less when it scares me.

But in order to bring about a better adjustment to my new life that is sorta like my old life, but not exactly, I decided I needed to take away some of the many things I do to fill my time. So I quit my submissions editor job. By the end of this month, no more reading subs. I hate to let down the publisher, but this structure change in my life isn’t very smooth and a lack of time is why.

Next up is realigning all the websites and forums, consolidating them all at the same hosting company, but splitting off the forums that I shouldn’t be the sole-caretaker of. I’ve already shifted RottNRoll back to Rott and moved my graphics work to winterheart.com. It’s actually nice to have a true purpose for winterheart.com since it’s my oldest domain.

Once all the changes are in place – something I hope to have done by December – I should be able to hand off duties better. Then I can start scheduling my time so that I’m not pressed 24/7 by things. Now, if only I could stop joining in on writing projects that sound really cool… I’d have a lot more time on my hands!

I’m going to need to go on a search for new Marcus photos. I haven’t done that for awhile and I need some fresh stuff.  Anyway, here’s one from my stash. I have to admit, looking at him first thing Monday morning does do my soul good. *sigh*

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Hope you have a great Monday!

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8 Responses to Take Away

  1. You are so darn smart and savvy, Lex.
    Hang in there.
    .-= Jennifer Leeland´s last blog ..Welcome =-.

  2. You are so darn smart and savvy, Lex.
    Hang in there.
    .-= Jennifer Leeland´s last blog ..Welcome =-.

  3. Lex, I hope you manage to prioritize what’s important in your life. I don’t think any of us have all the time we need, but adjusting to new living situations is hard.

    Big hugs!!

  4. Lex, I hope you manage to prioritize what’s important in your life. I don’t think any of us have all the time we need, but adjusting to new living situations is hard.

    Big hugs!!

  5. martymankins says:

    Sad to see you not doing submissions or reading subs anymore, but am glad I got to work with you at least once (my story has been submitted to Marci).

    The efforts one goes through for others is something I know all too well in my life. I have lived in a constant battle the last 20 years of trying to balance many “what I want to do” and “what I need to do” projects and tasks.

    I, along with Hilly, applaud you for being able to do this. It’s not easy, but something good will come out of it.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Scooter Sunday – Season 2 Ep. 12 =-.

  6. martymankins says:

    Sad to see you not doing submissions or reading subs anymore, but am glad I got to work with you at least once (my story has been submitted to Marci).

    The efforts one goes through for others is something I know all too well in my life. I have lived in a constant battle the last 20 years of trying to balance many “what I want to do” and “what I need to do” projects and tasks.

    I, along with Hilly, applaud you for being able to do this. It’s not easy, but something good will come out of it.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Scooter Sunday – Season 2 Ep. 12 =-.

  7. Hilly says:

    I know it’s really hard to shift around priorities because of a living adjustment and I totally applaud you for being able to do that.

    Also? Living in fear? Yes, I know that feeling and hate it to.
    .-= Hilly´s last blog ..Thoughts And Questions From The Deep End… =-.

  8. Hilly says:

    I know it’s really hard to shift around priorities because of a living adjustment and I totally applaud you for being able to do that.

    Also? Living in fear? Yes, I know that feeling and hate it to.
    .-= Hilly´s last blog ..Thoughts And Questions From The Deep End… =-.