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So…I’m pretty sure that I’m a workaholic. I’m not sure if it’s an actual problem or not,but I’m definitely finding that I am working waaaaaaaaaay more than I am enjoying myself these days. Yesterday, Johnny Moneyseed wrote about how to increase your income instead of waiting for a pay raise. Luckily, I’ve got that shiznit more than covered. I’m working in some way nearly every waking hour that I’m not spending with my kids. The results are wonderful, profitable, and terribly depressing all at the same time. Needless to say, all work and no play makes Holly a dull, dull girl. Anyways, I wanted to take a few minutes to explore my extreme tendency to work 28 hours a day and also to ask my readers how many hours you work on any given week. Maybe I will find out that I am not alone…or maybe I will find out that I seriously need to get a life…and quick.
Anyway, this is how the typical week goes in our household. Brace yourselves….it’s boring.
- We usually get up between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. This way we can get some work done before our kids get up and make accomplishing anything impossible. During these early morning hours, we write or edit blog posts, comment on all of our friends blogs, or return emails to advertisers or other bloggers.
- Our kids usually get up around 7:45 a.m. and we get them ready for daycare as well as get dressed in our own monkey suits. By the time we actually get to work, we have usually already worked a few hours.
- We both work at least 40 hours a week at our regular jobs. If we are having a particularly busy week, we may work as many as 50 hours. Occasionally, Greg works something insane like a 60, 70, or even 80 hour week. Luckily, that doesn’t happen very often.
- After work, we do our usual evening routine. We play with the kids, make dinner, do laundry and dishes, etc. The kids go to bed at 8:00 p.m.
- After the kids go to bed, we typically work until 10:00 or 11:00 p.m. We write and edit upcoming blog posts and also work on other freelance writing jobs. Right now we have a surplus of other writing jobs. Although I am thankful for the extra work, I am starting to feel like there’s no time for anything else.
- Weekends are typically spent playing with the kids or working. Our kids usually take a long ass nap, sometimes three hours on Saturdays and Sundays. We usually use that time to write or edit content and do other administrative tasks for Club Thrifty LLC.
- In addition to our other responsibilities, we also manage our two rental properties. Right now the properties are occupied so luckily there isn’t a lot of extra work needed at the moment.
Just typing that all our made me feel sad and overwhelmed. I just went on vacation in February and I am sooooooooo ready for another one. I love spending time with my kids, and I can’t wait to get a full week with them in May. We rented an ocean front condo in Panama City Beach, and I cannot wait to see the Florida sunset with a cocktail in hand. Ahhhhhh………
Although we have been working a lot, the good news is that Club Thrifty LLC is more profitable than ever. The bad news is that I am becoming a crabby hermit who craves relaxation and the long gone days when I had no responsibilities.
Pros of being a workaholic:
- Making a lot of money
- We are saving a lot of money because we don’t have any time to spend it
- We are creating a lot of contacts and branching out with our part time writing skillz
Cons of being a workaholic:
- I don’t have any time to do anything
- I’m stressed out
- I’m not having any fun
So, what do you guys think? Do you think we’re workaholics? Do you think we are working too much? Too little? How many hours do you guys put into your online income and regular jobs on a given week?