This is quite possibly one of the most epic battles of all time: quality versus quantity. Is better to have more of questionable quality and character, or to have less of the highest quality and character? I find myself struggling with this on a daily basis in so many ways.
First, there is the time issue. Is less time spent on fewer things, but truly, completely devoted to them better? Do I spend my time less focused, trying to multitask? Currently I am doing the latter. I am trying to work on my blog, other work, while entertaining my children, cleaning my house, doing volunteer work etc, etc. I strive for quality over quantity, yet I seem to be constantly falling into the quantity category.
How do we do it all? There is so much on my plate, and everyone's. I do not think I am out of the normal at all. I am lucky enough to do freelance work that allows me to work from home, choose projects, and work when I can. However, I crave set working hours and separate time for everything else. I want time to focus solely on my children and not feel worried about the house getting clean, Avery's stress levels or the piles of laundry put away. I want to be able to socialize and enjoy time with my friends without my to do list floating in the back of my mind.
I am trying to active make change to make quality a priority over quantity. I am trying to give myself a set window of time to focus on work and this space in our office (when the kids are at school), follow a tight house cleaning schedule (slash get a housekeeper some day!) and live more scheduled, and less fly by the seat of my pants (which always seems to get me stressed and overwhelmed.) Give me all of your best advice ladies, because this gal needs it. No matter what our situations in life, we all face similar struggles at some point or another (and if not, please please share you ways with me!)
Finally, this comes down to this blog. It is my baby. It's a project that I put my heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears and many, many hours each week into. I want each post to be written with careful thought and consideration; every picture to be perfect. That takes time. Like a large chunk of time. I don't want to post just to post and throw up something half ass. I have read a lot of blogging advice to post every single day, and I try, I really, really do, but it is getting harder and harder. Instead of trying to get posts up to get them up, my posts are going to have more effort in them, and they are going to (hopefully) be damn good and worthwhile reads. And if not, please let me know!
Again, SEND ME ADVICE. I crave it and I need it. I also need a few extra hours per days so throw those in too mmmkay?
Big heart emoticons to all of you who take the time to read and comment because it makes my heart sing (usually Taylor Swift, but sometimes a little Coolio, because Coolio.)