So I’m sitting in the car at my son’s weekday job. He was recently hired as an assistant instructor for an after-school performing arts program. Cherrie and I are in the car waiting for him because once we leave here we have a different schedule. Typically we go to his job, then head to the YMCA.
Today, however, we will leave here and battle traffic to make it to an audition. After the audition, we will grab a bite to eat and then take him to meet the rest of the Alliance Theatre’s Teen Ensemble for a viewing of a new show. What does that mean for his mom and sister? Nine hours or so in the car!
Now, I have to point out that as we are waiting on his “Big Break” in addition to being a homeschool mom, his driver, caregiver for his sister, and wife…….I’m also an entrepreneur. As a Pastry Chef, I run a boutique online bakery and I have five orders to get out this weekend.
So let’s review:
I homeschool, take care of the house, work from home, take Marshall to all lessons, work, shows etc. Ask me how I do this? Honestly, it really is trial and error. I’ve done dry erase boards and chalkboard schedules. I’ve tried coordinating schedules on our phones. I’ve had an online scheduling program. I’ve used a CRM system before. I’ve made list, where my lists had lists and I’d add anything extra I did to the list just so I can cross it off.
I’m implementing a 30-day challenge to do this Long list/Shortlist. As our lives continue to expand and try to figure everything out.
Let me know your thoughts, ideas and best practices in the comments below!