Sometimes I feel like a bicycle with many gears that have to be switched a lot. 80% of the time I am on mommy gear. I function on potty mode, juice and snack mode, breaking up nagging siblings, play and crafts and all the great mommy things that make up our day. Then, I swith throughout my mommy mode into housecleaner. I should be more efficient in this but I am not. That is why I probably always feel like I am picking up, wiping down, and vacuming. I move fast, faster then I have before in my life ( I am by nature a laidback, chill out in the woods and sit under a tree type of girl), but running a household and starting a business has made me move faster out of necessitiy.
Then once most of my mommy time is done and kitchen is clean and lights out in there, kids are in bed. I switch gears instantly again and start working on my lines of stationery. My evenings are spent creating and designing new cards. Building inventory and fulfillng orders. I am trying to grow as a business and trying even harder to figure out how. Summertime is hard (but fun) because my time to get things done seems a bit more limited now. I am looking forward to one child starting a full day of school and one not quite sure yet. I am needing more time for myself to switch gears but not so fast. In my dream world I would have 2 days a week where I could just work on my business and really utilize the quiet time to concentrate. I am at a crossroads as to having some daycare help - but it is hard for me to give up my time with my daughter as well
In all of my switching gears it would be nice if the effects were like actually riding a bike - I would be as fit as fiddle. I am trying to incorporate more of me time, excerise time again. I am happier when I feel fit. So, I most go now and switch off computer mode and spend a great day outdoors with my kids!