Thursday, March 1, 2012

Downsizing Your Life

I’ve been working towards being a famous writer when I grow up for almost two years now. I realized (duh) recently that some of my activities have veered me off of that path. Although I love being an Aqua Zumba instructor, I have decided to give that up. That actually benefits me in a few ways.

The first and most important advantage is that I’ll have more time to write. I’ll also save $30 a month on my Zumba Instructor Network membership fee. Granted, I will have less income since I won’t be teaching but that’s okay. The end result, getting published, will be worth it!

While I have dropped my Zumba certification, I will maintain my certifications as a personal fitness trainer as well as a lifestyle and weight management consultant. This knowledge helps keep my husband and me healthy and active.

I will continue to clown around. I still enjoy being Peppermint Patti although lately the behaviors of the children have become obnoxious to the point where I am thinking of retiring from that. At a recent party I was harassed by a three year old and his mom called me a rude clown. This was after he ran into the room; karate chopped the birthday cake, screamed nonstop, and was grabbing at the balloons as I was trying to twist them. We were all relieved when he was removed from the party.

Anyway, I’m downsizing. Instead of four careers, I’m now down to three. It feels good. I’m going to start sleeping a little later, too. I’ll set the alarm for 5 AM rather than my current 4:30 AM!

Do you have many “irons in the fire?” How do you manage? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!


  1. I wish I had time to write a comment, but at the moment I am eating breakfast, making lunches for school, supervising teeth brushing and backpacks organizing, and my mind is divided in 3 sections right now: what to make for dinner, entering schedules at work and what afternoons activities we have later on... =)

  2. Making yourself a priority cannot be compromised. I'm happy you're doing what's best for you, and to follow your published writer dream!! I cannot wait to read you work!

    I think we all are full time clowns, juggling all the things in our lives all at once! While it's certainly stressful, we have to be able to enjoy it as much as we can. Try to see the new in the old - and be able to see things from a different perspective (think like a kid!).

    Read you later!