For most of this year I've been writing blog posts. Writing, by journaling and through blogging has been part of my plan this year to exercise my brain and reflect. But, it hasn't been a priority to me and I haven't made the time.
Now, I think normal people would say, "oh well I don't have time" but my observation of my own lack of prioritization has forced me to wonder why I'm putting it off, to observe what I apparently do have time for (since I don't suddenly have less time in the day than I thought), and to wonder what needs to change for me to 'make time for it'.
There was no great revelation. "Just do it" came to mind. Doing work without immediate reward or public recognition is difficult for me. Blogging (if you're reading this, you are in rare company!) is one of those things for me, but parenting is the other.
Parenting excellence requires me to prioritize time on such a high level its astounding. As far as I've found step one has just been to spend the time and then learn how to use it better. My favourites so far have been board games and bike rides.
Maybe I should start blogging when they're practicing THEIR writing?