I love to have fun. When you stop and think about your priorities, your passion and what motivates you - it might be money, satisfaction of doing a good job, your hobby, your lover any number of things...one of my big ones is fun.
I don't have time for a lengthy blog so I will try to be concise, I want to record this for me but someone else might relate too. I like to have fun. When I was younger I liked to be the party organizer (not sorority girl scale but within my small circle) I love excitement, new things and well - fun. I try to make home fun, work fun, driving to work fun, dealing with snotty people fun (this really cracks me up - because I don't let on that I am playing with them - really funny). As I have gotten older this has faded with lifes' harder challenges but on a smaller scale, I am still about the fun.
The problem is, I am at another crossroads. A.) I need more sleep so I can be as sharp and productive as possible at work - 5 hours is not enough. B. ) I have an hour + commute each way, to work and home C.) I have to eat and I have a family to cook and clean for (yeah they are somewhat spoiled) D.) I need to be exercising and focusing on my goals E.) Did I mention I need more sleep?
So I get up at 5 leave by 6:30, get to work at 7:30 work 8-10 hours, leave work at 6:00, home by 7:00, treadmill for 30 and then I cook for myself (hubby cooked for the fam) Sit down at 8:30 to watch American Idol (thank goodness for DVR - no commercials) and shower and then a quick blog.
No time for scrabble, my Farmville crops are dead on the vine, cleaning is by necessity only and I realized today. I may very well have to cut out American Idol (which I watched while folding clothes) in order to get done all the things I want to do for my healthy lifestyle. In other words, the second wave of cuts is about to happen. The fun may have to go by the wayside if I want to reach my goals. But hey, at 47 what do I expect, to have fun forever?
I am not whining - hope it doesn't sound that way. I am thinking out loud to the sound of the fingers on the keys. It is so worth it no matter what I have to give up. But I have to find a balance. I know I will - it is just gonna take some thinking, some planning, some sacrifice....
For the girl who is addicted to fun, this may be a challenge, but no one said this would be easy...