Words to Live By

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid it will never begin.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

How Do I Manage?

I have been asked several times how I manage all the aspects of my busy life. I work full-time. I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in business management. I serve on a Board of Directors. I have a family. I ride a motorcycle, etc, etc, etc.

I've been thinking about it and I'm not exactly sure how I manage everything. I try to devote time on the weekends for homework, but sometimes my Board duties take precedence. In that case, it's homework on my lunch breaks (when I take them) and weeknights. Thursday nights I have class from 6-10 p.m. I am usually up at 4:30 a.m. so I can work out and get a little Facebook time in before I go to work. Housework and laundry is done either on Friday nights or the weekend. I try to carve out some family time on weeknights, but homework must be done.

I ride to work almost every day, and that is my therapy. If I didn't get to ride the bike, I would be certifiable by now. I often find myself worrying about things at the beginning of my ride, and by the time I reach my destination, my worries have all but melted away and I am ready for whatever challenges lie ahead. That is how I manage. I wonder how the hell I managed before I rode my own? I must have been certifiable. :)


FLHX_Dave said...

I feel f'in lazy now....pffftttt. Wonder Woman! Now...where is that costume.

Queen B said...

and when you're done with school..... can you imagine all the free time you'll have again? Do you realize now how much you didn't appreciate it when you had it? :) hang in there!

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Live to ride, ride to live. Yep, you summed it up nicely.

PS, teach Vicky how the washer works, but don't tell her I told you.

Webster World said...

You do it cause you are the woman that can.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Maybe you didn't manage as well as you do now, or didn't have as much on your plate. Also, you just enjoyed riding bitch then instead of riding your own. Either way. Glad you are making it happen for yourself and taking time to better yourself. Just don't forget to live.

aaroneousmaximus said...

Some people get onery w/o sex. I get that way without a bike. Funny how all the riding cliches ring true just like rolling through the gears.

Lady Ridesalot said...

You have excellent time management. I've heard it a thousand times... retired folks claim they don't understand how they had time to do everything they did, back while they still worked.

As soon as school is done, you'll just replace that task time with something else... like more riding! Woo Hoo!

Hang in there friend... good things come to those who work for it!

Paula said...

It puts things in perspective though. Now that I'm back at work and still trying to do all that was already on our plate, I'm always on the look out for some way to not have to pack the weekend with laundry and housework.