Making time

I have a pretty busy schedule. It doesn’t seem to be busy since I don’t really do much but work consume half of my day. I get more days off because I work longer days but during those time off, I just want to sleep. There are things that I should be doing but I lack the motivation and energy to get started on them. I would like to make time to spend with people but I don’t know if I have that much time to put aside.

This past week, it was my cousin’s, my brother’s, my coworker and my father’s birthday. Since my days consists of work and sleep, I almost forgot about those birthdays. I didn’t have time to go out to the mall to buy them gifts because this week is my busy work week. I’ll be clocking in 48hrs this week so that means 4hrs of overtime. Given the amount of time I work plus the time it takes to commute to and from Mississauga, it seems like I still have plenty of time left. But I’m sleeping during the day and by the time I wake up, it’s night time. When I see that it’s still dark outside, I just want to go back to sleep.

I didn’t have much time to get anyone anything because I was short on cash and short on time. I tried to prepare for everyone’s birthday ahead time but somewhere down the road, I forgot about it. I’ve got a lot on my mind and some of the little things gets put aside and left alone. I won’t think about them until something triggers a memory lapse.

I’m not doing a good job at managing my time right now either. I’ve got so much to do but it seems like the days are not long enough for me to get things done. I thought I got the hang of busy schedules but lately, there have been some new tasks that I had to take care of that. The addition of the new tasks is throwing everything out of order.

I have a project to finish for one of my clients. That project has taken far too long to complete than it should have. There are three people on the team to work on it but I’m the only one doing anything about it. I’ve also taken up another project for a cricket league. I have to get a demo ready by the beginning of next week. But the project with the currently client has to be partially completed by Saturday because that’s when our meeting is with them. We’ll be finalizing the layout and making some minor changes before the website goes live. On top of that, I’m stuck at work so I can’t actually work on those projects while I’m working.

Most people, normal ones, gets the weekend off. I don’t really have a weekend. My weekends falls somewhere in the middle of week. That’s when other people are busy working. I’m not really the outgoing type of guy so I don’t know what there’s to do during the weekend. Usually when I go out, it’s either on Friday or Saturday. Sunday is one of those lazy days where nobody likes to do anything but sit around and relax. During the weekday, I’m usually sitting around the house because it’s too bloody cold to do anything. At the moment, the only thing I want to do is spend time with my girlfriend.

She has an even busier schedule than mine. I have no idea how she manages to find time for me in her schedule at all. During the day, she had her hands full with classes, production and work. And during the night, she’s usually up doing stuff on the computer. Our schedule conflicts a lot since I’m sleeping during the day and working during the night while she’s has things to do during the day and more things to do during the night. I’m surprised that she even has time to talk to me. She seems to be a pretty popular person and there are lots of people that are looking for her time so I appreciate all the time we’ve spend with each other so far.

One of my New Year’s resolution was to spend more time with family and friends. If I didn’t have this blog, I would have totally forgotten about that. The year is still young so I still have time to improve on that. If I can learn to manage my time better, I’ll be able to make time for everyone.

3 replies on “Making time”

  1. what donny has a girlfriend… When did you starts dating, i thought you still single.. dude No single for life anymore.. Who your GF? better NOT be ME!

  2. Dude… if you were my girlfriend, I think you would know… and it better NOT be you because the last time I checked, you weren’t a girl…

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