Monday, 28 January 2013


'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?


  1. Ugh I can't sacrifice sleep... usually I just end up multitasking waaaaay too much.

  2. never sacrifice sleep! I'll better don't do everything I've planned. sometimes if I really need to work throughout the night, I do it, but then I sleep as long as I wont and just skip morning lectures.

  3. Ah girl I totally feel you! I work regular office hours 9-5 M-F, and usually work on my vintage shop after work and sometimes even before. Then weekends I need to make sure to take blog pictures, edit photos, do errands, etc etc! Its a constant juggling act. I try to never sacrifice sleep below 7 hours though or else I will be SO grumpy none of the other stuff will even be worth it!

  4. I can never sacrifice sleep because if I don't sleep enough I can't function...( Hope things will get easier for you. Good luck.
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  5. I sometimes have to bring work to home and then Its a pain :(
    otherwise I have a regular 9-6 desk job. Sacrificing sleep is just not good. :(

  6. girl, it's so tough! I feel you! I feel like there def aren't enough hours in the day!!!! Even with the typical 9-5 job, I just dont have enough time to explore my passions and give the time that I want to give to my friends and family!

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  7. Oh man I understand. I cannot sacrifice sleep, I seriously need to sleep so much it's scary. Catch on some sleep :)


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  9. i think as you grow, you have less and less time. you just need to prioritize and figure out what you really ant to spend your time on.

  10. That sounds like a tiring schedule, but I know a lot of bartenders and they don't get nearly as much quality sleep and they're always whining about it. Lucky you!


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