SoCS – time management

I wasn’t sure I was going to have time to do this today because we were moving our daughter to Syracuse in time to begin her grad school orientation on Monday. But we are back home with a bit of time before bed, so I’ll give it a go.

We are back to being empty nesters and I’m hoping to take this opportunity to re-vamp how I spend my time. On weekdays, I will now have 9-10 hours of time on my own, with no one else in the house. I’m hoping to spend some more time exercising. I also hope to be more intentional with my writing time, although I’m not sure how the balance will work out between my blog, my poetry, my personal correspondence, and my comment/advocacy writing on fracking, other environmental issues, and various social justice/progressive causes. I need to put in more time on submitting poetry to journals, hoping that, some day someone will say yes.

I also hope to spend more time with my parents in person, rather than by phone. And I need to spend some time helping at the church library.

There will be a few changes for our evenings, too. Probably lighter dinners with a follow-up walk, weather permitting. And maybe an earlier bedtime.

But not tonight. It’s been a long, exhausting summer and I need a bit more time to unwind before I can fall asleep.

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This post is part of ย Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “time.”

Author: Joanne Corey

Please come visit my eclectic blog, Top of JC's Mind. You can never be sure what you'll find!

6 thoughts on “SoCS – time management”

  1. Sometimes when I’ve suddenly got loads of time on my hands and many things to do I end up getting nothing done. Hope that doesn’t happen to you! Enjoy your sleep. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for posting ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. I’ve actually been in and out of empty nest several times. I can probably handle the scheduling – until the next health issue intrudes. We have rather more than the usual share of those…


  2. Very nice; good luck with the transition! I like how you ended your post about needing to unwind before sleep — reminds me of the Nirvana line, “I’m so tired I can’t sleep.” When I was young that confused me, but not any more! Anyway, enjoyed your post!


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