Balancing work, life, and writing is very difficult, but it was even more difficult this week and contributed to me missing a blog post. I thought a piece about managing everything would be appropriate.
My two boys started school, and my wife went back to work. This was a major shift in the house and is always stressful for everyone involved. Then, along with my regular work week, I worked forty four hours of overtime. This means I was able to see my family one time the entire week. This hard work equated to the apprehension of three murder suspects, an armed robbery suspect, and locating a missing child. I also served seven search warrants, which equated to three more arrests, and a stolen gun off the streets. Consequently, I did not have time to write, edit, or do much promoting. I did have two great interviews come out today, but that information was submitted three weeks ago.
Normally, I find a way to make everything work out. This week, I did not. And, it taught me a valuable lesson. Appreciate every moment you get with your family and friends. If blogs, writing, editing, promoting, and all the other stuff don't get done, it's okay. As long as we do the best we can do, and feel comfortable in our own skin, then it's a good day. Deadlines are important, I get that, but focusing on our own health just means more to me. I risked my life so many times this week to catch bad guys that even a seasoned veteran like me was shell-shocked. Somehow, even the little i-phone alert reminding me of a blog I was suppose to do didn't even register.
My advice? Do what you can do and hope that it is enough. If it isn't, accept this fact and move on. We only get one shot at life, and no matter what we choose to do with it, we should always find happiness, laughter, and quality time with our loved ones.