I did it! I blogged for 30 straight days. If you read my stuff, thanks. Your prize, apparently, is this phoned-in post.
But listen: I did learn some things this month. First and foremost: you have time for the things that are top priority. If you don’t have time to write (or exercise or whatever) it’s because that isn’t a top priority.
This doesn’t mean that you should all feel bad about yourself for not doing those low-prio things. For example, I haven’t done a sit-up in months. I did 10 the day my OB cleared me for exercise, and that was apparently enough for me, because my core is sitting in a puddle on my lap.
But it’s worth thinking about what you have time for, and what doesn’t make the cut. Recently, I haven’t had time for sleep, exercise, or seeing friends. When I realized this, I also realized that I had made myself my own last priority. That’s a common problem for moms, but it’s something that’s best to address ASAP. You can’t take care of anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself, and so on.
Also, I discovered that I can do a fair amount of writing on my phone with my thumbs while a baby sleeps on me. That’s a useful realization, right there.