Journal Prompt Week 11: Something That Holds You Back

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Right now, time is my biggest enemy. I feel I am barely keeping my head above water most days. To be honest and transparent, here is what my time consists of:

  • 50 hours of work a week
  • Book Blogging (ARCs, Indie Writers, Contract work)
  • Household Management
  • Pen Palling (I’m so behind, it’s not even funny)

I try really hard to keep up with everything. It was easy when I worked 40 hours and got off at 3pm everyday. Now I’m stuck at a computer looking at spreadsheets from 6:30am – 5:00pm. I usually only get about 4 hours in the evening to do everything else. Fun. Fun.

I’ve been working on my routine and trying to stick to it. Routines tend to help me get most things accomplished. But still, I feel held back.


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  1. I think we’ve all been there at one point or another. The need for businesses to turn people into human robots never ceases to offend me. Hang in there. It won’t always be like this.

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    1. Exactly. I would like to get ‘promoted,’ but I’m not going to work 50-70 hours a week. That’s not my passion. I don’t know how some of these people do it and still have families and such.

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      1. They don’t. There’s such a thing as work/life separation. Those who work long hours end up with side effects in their family lives. It’s the stuff of prime time TV dramas for a reason. But this is what business thinks we’re supposed to do in the modern world if we want to get “ahead,” which translates usually as “barely making ends meet.”

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      2. My work has a fairly good ‘Quality of Life’ plan. But I’m hourly and don’t get the benefits of that. But it’s still lacking. The guys in the field work from 6:30am to 8 or 9pm. That’s no way to live, even if you get one day off a month.

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      3. And the weekend just isn’t enough! I get anxiety just thinking about going to a restaurant to eat dinner on weekdays. I know if I don’t go to bed at a certain time, I will wake up feeling exhausted.

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      4. *raises hand* Insomniac. I absolutely understand about having to keep a strict schedule just in the hopes of falling asleep in the first place or staying that way. Without routine, exhaustion is the name of the game. Not something I’d wish on others. A two-day weekend is such a joke.

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      5. *nods* Sounds familiar. I try to tell myself that at least I’m not working the weekends too, but somehow that doesn’t seem like much of a consolation prize.

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