Time in a Bottle


Time. That is something I never seem to have enough of these days. Since having my daughter in November I’ve often vacillated between feeling overworked and lazy. Sometimes I even feel both at the same time. I think I am pretty proficient at time management, so why is it so hard to cut myself some slack with my own accomplishment expectations?

I really worked at taking it easy on myself during my maternity leave. After all, this was time specifically for spending every second with my baby. I’m happy to say that I soaked up every second of that time with my little dumpling. My offspring was held and snuggled to the maximum, and I’ve no regrets. Now that I’m back at work I’m still getting into a balanced groove of time spent on work, caring for the babe, play, and life chores. The biggest problem seems to be that there are too many things vying for a slice of the pie. The pie is gone.

This problem bothers me because it doesn’t really have a straight forward solution. Life is work, and work has to be done. But I can change my perspective. I cannot get everything done. I can’t do it all, but that doesn’t make me a failure. It doesn’t even make me lazy. It just makes me a human with limits. It makes me a woman, a wife, mother, employee, photographer, friend, daughter, sister who is trying her best and will eventually get most of the things on her to do list accomplished. Just maybe not today.

“But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with”
– Jim Croce

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