Recently, I have gone back into an office routine. My hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, with a half hour lunch. My commute time is almost 40 minutes. That is the longest drive I have ever had for work. Believe me when I say that I am grateful to be back in the game. Yet, I can't help but notice that I am stretched for time and this is not how I would have things to be. Whereas, I use to have plenty of time to write my blog, listen to podcasts, and exercise. Now I have to hurry to do those things in the morning or evening. It feels like the most important things are getting short changed. In fact, I would like to be back working, earning good pay, making a difference, but I would still like to have a large quantity of time to operate my life. My spiritual side is thinning as is my time at home. Going to church on Wednesdays does not looks like a possibility for a the time being.
This is a dilemma and I don't really know if there is much I can do about it. I am trying to listening to podcasts when I drive. I am making an effort to still exercise and write. Yet, three hours or so in the evening is not the buffer of time I am use to or would find ideal.