I have three priorities. The first is to provide for and be present with my family. The second is my commitment to endurance sports. The third is to be a part of the community that surrounds endurance sports.
Three priorities seem manageable on paper, but of course it isn't that simple. That said, the first priority is simply not negotiable. The second one hasn't really been negotiable either. This leaves my 3rd priority, being part of the endurance sports community, as the one that suffers.
I'm really annoyed by this.
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Looking for time management advice, I asked him how he gets it all done while on tour. He reckons it's easier to stay on top of things while on the road as opposed to from home. All he's got two do is rock for two hours a night. And then he's got Wi-Fi everywhere. He simply puts down his guitar and picks up his iPhone. No grocery shopping to do. No dog food to pick up. And no laundry.
I suppose he's right. When I was touring I definitely felt like I lived in a bubble. It's just too bad that at the time I wasn't particularly motivated to do much more with my free time than go to the movies.
I'm stoked for Blasko. However, there is no answer here for me. There is no way I could ever rock as much as he does so I'm stuck in my world.
I really enjoy the interaction provided by the blogs and playing around with social networking via Endurance Athlete Project. Not having the time to read and comment on blogs has left me feeling disconnected. I also haven't had much time to write. But that doesn't really matter because I've been too busy to think of things to say.
The time crunch is mostly due to a job change. My new job keeps me busy. I don't mind - things are off to a good start and I am enjoying my work more than I have in a long time. But I'm the kind of guy who likes to have his cake and eat it too. I'm going to try and figure this out.
But outside of moving to a planet that takes longer than 24 hours to rotate on it's axis, I don't have any ideas, at least not yet. I already run my schedule tight. I already stay up late. I think it's going to come down to a natural progression of things - As in I'll need to give things a chance to sort themselves out.
So please bear with me. And feel free to school me with your time management tricks.