Making Time to Write
Posted by Ryan D. Jacobs on September 21, 2010
Since January, when I embarked on my educational adventures — working toward obtaining my CMA accounting designation — I have had to put these lessons into practice every single day. It has taken every ounce of focus I am able to muster to complete five university courses over two terms.
I also wrote about the value of blogging right smack in the middle of my musings on focus. Alas, with such a full schedule, I have had to make difficult choices about how I spend my time. Not surprisingly, blogging keeps finding its way to the cutting room floor.
I certainly don’t regret my decision to make some things priorities, while relegating others to the backburner. But at times, I have found it surprisingly difficult to accept this reality. I was just getting into the groove, and have missed writing immensely!
I am now trying to figure out how (if?) I can squeeze a small amount of time out of my overflowing schedule to put at least some of my swirling thoughts into coherent words, sentences, and paragraphs.
Maybe it’s about finding a convenient way to record my ideas when I have a few minutes here and a few minutes there. Or maybe I need to do certain things more efficiently, to free up a few precious moments (e.g., reading other people’s blogs, which often provide much-needed non-accounting intellectual stimulation).
I’m sure I’m not alone. If you blog, I would love to know where writing falls on your priority list:
- Is it something you carve time out of your schedule for, no matter what?
- Is it a luxury you indulge in only when the stars are perfectly aligned?
- Or do you struggle, like me, to find time — constantly wishing you could write more, but rarely being able to eke out the time and the necessary mental space to get your thoughts down on “paper”?