Thursday, July 3, 2014

J is for Juggling Jobs!

The past few months have been so busy for me! I’ve been making and selling mermaid tails. This is requiring about 6 hours a day of my time. I’m sure this time commitment is temporary, so I’m working hard now while I have the opportunity. Demand for swimmable mermaid tails will certainly drop when fall comes.

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In addition to my new sewing venture, I’m continuing with my previous responsibilities:

As a counselor for our home school cover school, I meet with parents, help them choose curriculum and give advice, especially to new homeschoolers. I collect attendance forms and semester grades and keep transcripts. I attend admission committee meetings for new families and high school review meetings for students in our diploma program.

I haven’t done much writing lately, or marketing for that matter, but I’m selling my Super Star Speech books through my website and Amazon and answering occasional emails.

I’m reviewing homeschool materials. This isn’t a paying job, of course, but I try to treat it with the same priority as if it were. I spend quite a bit of time using curricula (or Emily does) and try to write quality reviews.

And of course, I’m homeschooling. Emily has finished up the school year, but is still working on some review items. I’m also trying to make the time to finish my planning for next year’s curriculum and to do more extensive planning for a biology class that I’ll be teaching.

I think what is most stressful is trying to balance each of these responsibilities and give each the time and attention it deserves without simply focusing on whatever seems most urgent at the moment. And of course, I’m trying to make time for family and personal time. With every new season of life, it’s time to reevaluate priorities and schedules to achieve a proper balance.

I’m reading a book called Flourish, by Mary Jo Tate, that I’m finding very helpful in organizing my life and balancing home, school, and work. (Review coming soon!)

 

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