'What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit' - John Updike
That's what I need. I need to find time to be creative and do my art so that my spirit can breathe.
These days, it feels like I never have enough time. My to do list is always full, no matter how many things I cross off of it: it's crammed with silly little things like buying new tights and deciding what to make for dinner as well as more important things like trying to read more, trying to blog more frequently, and trying to decide what my future will hold career wise.
I currently work in a late bar five nights a week, which stays open until 3 a.m: then, afterwards, we clean the place from top to bottom. On the days I work, I usually leave the house at around 8 or 9 p.m. and get back at about 6.30 a.m on average, meaning I go to sleep at about 7.30 a.m. If I want to get 7 or 8 hours of sleep (necessary for my sanity and ability to function) I have to sleep till about 3. Realistically, if I have a long, busy night at the bar ahead of me I try to get a full 8 hours which means I get very little daytime: time when shops are open and it is light outside.
At the moment, I am desperately trying to find time to do everything I want to do: spending time with my boyfriend and my friends, keeping in contact with my wonderful family on Skype, doing more reading and writing and blogging and picture taking, working on a new idea for my future career...
So, how do you find time to do everything? Do you sacrifice sleep? Or do you struggle like me?