When life gets in the way…

I haven’t blogged since the end of August. I kept meaning to, but life kept getting in the way. I am the president of our school’s Home and School Association, which is similar to a PTA. I had a lot of work to do for the back to school events starting mid-August, and things haven’t really slowed down since the school year started. When Christopher was starting kindergarten, I kept telling people I had a goal to be PTA president by 3rd grade. Well, he’s in second grade now, so I’m ahead of schedule.

Don’t ask me why I wanted to do this. I remember my mother being involved with PTA when I was in high school, and she did a lot of other volunteer work, so that’s probably part of it. We also don’t go to church (atheists), so I was planning on Christopher’s school being our “community,” so I guess I thought getting involved would help me meet people. Which it has. Maybe I’m just crazy!

At the same time my work has gotten a lot busier. We’re in the middle of a HUGE project. And I’m actually writing this from my hotel room in Washington, D.C. My third work trip in 4 weeks. It’s good. I’m still loving my job, but it’s stressful, and it’s consuming some extra time.

I’ve gotten involved in a local political group – our county’s chapter of Our Wisconsin Revolution, which is just getting started. It’s awesome to have an outlet for my political frustrations. The 2018 election doesn’t seem so far away now – with primaries in April. So I’m hoping to find more time for that as well.

Also, because of the added stress from both work and HSA, I have needed to just chill a little bit more in my rare moments of “free time.” But usually my mind is too full to even read (as much as I would like – let’s be honest, of course I am still reading a ton), let alone blog.

But I am still here. And still reading what you all are writing as often as I can. And so I will take advantage of this hotel time to knock out a few posts and hopefully get back on top of things, so I can get back to a more consistent posting schedule, even if it’s only 2 days per week for now.

How do you handle keeping up with your blog when life gets in the way?

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  1. Sometimes you don't keep up with your blog. The trick is to try not to let that get to you. Most people read via some sort of feed reader, and they'll still be here when you get back to regular posting.

    As for me, I normally keep a backlog of 1-2 months of 2 reviews/week pre-scheduled, but now I'm down to five reviews scheduled over the rest of the year. So either I will get my act together very soon, or my blog will go a bit dark, too. It happens. PTO is a factor for me, too, though I am happily not president! You are very brave.

  2. My dad was PTA president for my sister and is band president now that she's in high school – it's a crazy life, but it's such a nice thing to do! They will appreciate it later on, knowing that you took so much time to make sure things run smoothly.

  3. I've been going like 2 weeks between posts so I guess I have no advice except "blog when you have time and have something to say" and don't worry about the rest. You are doing Big Important Things and we'll wait for you!

  4. Life totally gets in the way sometimes. Go you for being in charge of the PTA!! I'm way too lazy for PTA, but totally give props to all the moms who do it. At least if you've been reading you'll have stuff to post when you do get time. That should make it easier to get back into blogging. Welcome back!!

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