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Right now, I do the best I can to prioritize my relationships and work. I usually end up skimping on ‘me’ time. I’m good at taking care of other people but I often forget to take care of myself. With work, I prioritize by making sure I get enough sleep before I go so that I can be awake and do my best while I’m at the office. I feel like I give a lot of my time and energy towards work. Typically I get up at 6:30 am and I don’t get home until 6:30 pm.

During the evenings and the weekend I devote most of my energy to my relationships. I devote several hours to blogging, since that’s my passion. With the leftover scraps of time, I clean house, do laundry, etc. I tend to go to bed between 10 pm and 11 pm during the week.

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It can be really hard. I don’t feel like I see or talk to friends often enough.I know I don’t call people enough. I try to email. I usually make sure anything I do with friends I include Ray or Dave or both, and even incorporate the dogs if I have a choice. Like last Friday night, Ray and Phaedra and I went to spend time with friends and play Rocksmith.

I can’t imagine how I would prioritize things if I had children. Something would have to give. Probably my sanity.

Sometimes I miss the schedule I kept for several years. I went to bed at 1 am, got up at 8:30 am, got to work by 9:30 am.

Tell me, how do you balance your life? What do you prioritize?