• Alvi

The Balancing Act: Juggling My Writing and My Home Life

I juggle almost everything in my life, kids, my work, my man, home life, friends, and so much more. It can be draining at times and finding your happy medium is very vital. My day is full of things to do and mostly with the baby, so trying to find the time to write or come up with my next book can be a juggle. Finding the balancing act to do everything I want has been somewhat of a challenge for me. I have the support of my man 120%, and he backs me up no matter what, but he does work a lot, so I have to try to get my writing in when baby Frank is asleep, and we know that can be a little hard since he doesn’t sleep long anymore during the day. When big Frank is off of work, I try to get as much in as possible, but it’s still not enough. To all the women in my shoes, if you have any tips that would be much appreciated. I love being a stay at home mom, but I finding the balance to do everything at times is draining. I find myself some days feeling like I conquered the world and other days I feel unproductive in my writing. Handling a seven-month-old all day is a job in itself, adding three pre-teen boys to the mix, house duties, and making sure big Frank is taken care of. Baby Frank would be sleep, and as soon as I get into my groove, he wakes up.

Sometimes I can sit him next to me and write for a little while longer before he gets irritated with me for not paying him attention. You would think I have this down pat since he’s my third child, but with my other two, I always had a babysitter. I even try to have the boys watch him for a while, but Frank gets irritated after 10 minutes, so I have to come downstairs and get him. Now living in a different state without the help of family has been a hiccup for me to get things done, but I will not let this be an excuse of making sure I progress in my writing. As the saying goes, if there’s a will, there’s a way. That’s why finding a balance between everything is essential to me. It may take me longer to get my writing done, but as long as I keep moving forward and progressing it will all work out in the end. If I can give any advice to the mom’s out there in my situation, we can do all things through Christ that strengths us. It’s not about how fast we finish the race; it’s about finishing the race period. Moderation isn’t bad; it is a progression in all the things you do. Don’t stop, don’t give up; just keep going. In the words of the late Nipsey “Ermias” Hussle, “The Marathon Continues!” Until Next Time!!

Talk To You Soon!!

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