In the last two months, I have found myself trying to maintain two very different jobs, and doing it poorly. I am a teacher and a writer. I am an educator by day and a writer by any other time available.
It hasn’t been pretty. Trying to keep up with grading, lesson planning, blogging, writing and meeting deadlines has been difficult, but not impossible. I know so many people in my position. Maybe you’re a mom, but you also maintain a career. Maybe you’re a financial adviser and a community leader. Maybe you raise money for private schools, and maintain a style blog. Whatever your story, it is easy to be overwhelmed with responsibility, and be busy for vanity’s sake.
In our society an inbox full of e-mail and a schedule that looks hectic can make you feel important. But the truth of the matter is, that is all just vanity. So, in the midst of work– how can we remain sane, but not become vain?
I’m no expert, but here are some things I’ve learned.