How do you balance work and personal life? Lately, this has it has been something that I have been struggling with.
Without getting into everything that has been going on at work, let me just say that it has been extremely busy and I haven’t even been able to stop and go to the bathroom. We’ve had plane crashes and people dieing so naturally as a news organization we flock to the story. The result is no time to eat lunch and when I get home I am exhausted. Which is part of the reason why my blog has gone on the back burner lately.
When I got into the news industry I knew there would be days/weeks like this. This was way before I met Hot Mama and then eventually had the chipmunk. Now priorities have changed, I am a family oriented man. I work on both days of the weekend and then also two evenings during the week. I don’t get to spend a whole lot of time with both Hot Mama and the chipmunk at the same time. It is usually just times in the evenings and we don’t have the time to do other things as a family. So when I work a lot on and overtime on the weekend, I get kind of upset because it takes away time from my family. Being a workaholic like this comes with the business however.
So then when I come home from a long day at work, it is difficult to want to get down and play with the chipmunk. However, knowing that Hot Mama has spent all day with him gives me the energy to wrestle with him knowing how difficult and how much energy it takes out of a person dealing with a 10 month old.
So here is my latest struggle, I’m exhausted. Yes, the chipmunk is sleeping through the night so I am getting more sleep. Sleep is not an issue. I’m just flat out worn out, simple as that. How do you parents handle working full time and coming home and then turning into a parent right away?