There are so many things I want to do and learn, but there doesn’t seem time enough to do any of them. I figured that if I focused my energy and made a genuine effort that I could accomplish them all, but it would require some sort of schedule.
I wrote out all the things I wanted to do in a list, things like exercise, writing time, and piano practice. Then I started putting things out in a schedule. It was then I discovered that I could do everything in the course of one day if I stayed up until 2 a.m. and woke up no later than 6:30 a.m. That’s plenty of sleep, right?
So instead of trying to do everything at once, I had to make a new schedule that alternates all those things. Some days I’ll work on certain projects and other days I’ll work on relearning how to play a few instruments. I suppose it’s silly to want to cram so many things into one day, but you only have one life. The problem is that when I have too much to do, I end up not doing any of it, so the whole idea of that schedule was counterproductive and I’m back to doing things the old way of squeezing in the things I want to do in whatever amount of time I have.
Despite my own experience, scheduling really comes in handy. Life really gets in the way but you can get so much done if spend a little time mapping out your day and seeing where something you want to do can fit. If it’s really important, you’ll make time for it. Never give up on your dreams.
Let’s all work together to make a better world. We can be each other’s cheerleader. We all rise together.
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YA Fantasy author and amateur photographer living in New Mexico. A reflection of herself, her characters are timid at first but tend to stand up and push through when times get tough.