Regular readers may well have noticed that I have missed a few updates over the last few months. This is unfortunate, as I’ve been writing posts for this blog since 2011 and there has never been a time when I’ve missed so many updates within such close proximity of each other. The truth is, that my job is too time consuming for me to be able to keep up with all the other things I like to do in my life.
“Haven’t you had a job before?” You may ask and, yes, I have. In fact, this is just a part time job and, in the past, I’ve worked full time jobs while not falling behind on my blog. The problem is that my schedule is so erratic. One week I’ll be finishing work at 10pm every day. Another week I’ll be finishing at 1pm. Other times still, I’ll have no consistency at all and be starting and finishing at different times throughout the week.
While I may only do approximately 25 hours a week, these is spread out into five five hour days, which when you add in the commute, don’t feel much shorter than a full time, eight hour day. Plus, there’s also the fact that I work weekends now too and so I never really have more than one day off in a row. It feels like I have less free time than ever before and my online output is suffering as a result. It’s also disappointing to have something take up so much time and return so little in terms of pay. Especially when the cost of the commute is factored in.
I hope that I will soon have another job so that I can get every aspect of my life back on track…