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How Good are you at Juggling?

Well the weekend has arrived again and what a week it’s been. I’ve signed up to rent a house over the other side of the country (Which is sort of what my future fear post was all about), I also passed another accounting exam leaving just 2 left to pass and I’ll finally have that other string to my bow and all this whilst doing my best to optimize my blog, run a business and be a dad! The madness has meant that I’ve been a little quiet when it comes to commenting on and sharing other blog posts this week, I hope you can forgive me.

I feel like things have really taken their toll this week and it’s got me to wondering , What do all the other part time bloggers out there have going on in their lives and are they better at juggling things than I am or do they also feel the heat at times?

I’m usually the sort of person who becomes very obsessive about whatever I’m doing, giving it my all. So when I hit these points where I seem to be juggling 50 different things and just scraping by on most of them I really don’t like it but then I guess life is just like that sometimes. Hopefully once the impending move is out of the way (3 weeks to go) and the remaining exams are over things can return to some kind of normality, if there is such a thing!

Anyway enough winging from me. This week has been financial literacy week in the Blogosphere so you might find that a few of my top blog post picks are on a similar theme, that’s only because it’s such an important issue though. I grew up in a single parent family and my Mum did a really great job of showing us how to manage money. There have been times in my life where I seemed to stray from what she taught me, but that’s youth for you. As a dad of two young boys I really hope they look back on their youth and feel that we as parents did a good job of showing them how to handle their money and weeks like Financial literacy week are great for reminding you of the huge responsibility that rests on your shoulders.

Finally I don’t think Mrs.B would be too happy if I didn’t mention that we’ll be celebrating our 6 year wedding anniversary this weekend, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!

So here are my top picks of the week and I hope you have a great weekend too!

Reach Financial Independence ~ Why I care about financial literacy and why you should too

Modest Money ~ Blog Advertising Part II – Advertiser Tricks

Debt Round Up ~ One Year Lived Book Review and Giveaway!

Canadian Budget Binder ~ Money and Finance: Why I Care About Financial Literacy

Cash Cow Couple ~ 5 Warning Signs That You Might Be Financially Illiterate

Monster Piggy Bank ~ 20 Things I Have Learned Since Becoming a Dad

Frugal Rules ~ The Cost of a Bad Credit Score

Budget & The Beach ~ Do I need an Emergency Fund?: One Cat’s Dilemma

Gajizmo ~ Summer Jobs for College Students

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Thanks also to Reach Financial Independence, Debt Round up, Wise Dollar & She Thinks I’m Cheap for mentioning Money Bulldog on their blogs recently. If I’ve missed any mentions here do let me know and I’ll be sure to include them in an upcoming post.

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13 Responses to How Good are you at Juggling?

  1. I know how you feel Adam. Sometime I look at others and wonder how they juggle so much, but then I realize that I can only handle what I can do. It is a constant battle.

    Thanks for mentioning my post. Also, congrats on the wedding anniversary.
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  2. Pauline says:

    Looks like you are quite the juggler indeed! I usually try to manage 10 things at a time, then get overwhelmed and do nothing, realize the world didn’t end, and start again with different priorities. Thanks for the mention!
    Pauline recently posted..Where do you keep your wealth?My Profile

  3. I don’t juggle very well at all, so I drop whatever isn’t the biggest priority to keep my sanity. It’s hard when dropping an activity may be one of your favorites (like blogging), but it may only be temporary. Hope you find some balance soon, and thanks for the blog mention! :)
    Budget and the Beach recently posted..Do I need an Emergency Fund?: One Cat’s DilemmaMy Profile

  4. Trying to play the juggling act is hard especially when you have a full-time job and are a parent on top and blog. I don’t have kids but I work full-time which means I also can’t comment on every post every day from every blog I follow. That has led to people not following or commenting on my blog but ah well what can you do. The fans that really like your blog won’t care about that. Sort out what is priority and whatever is left goes to what’s not priority. That’s what I do, and it works for me. Good luck with the rest of your exams mate. Cheers
    Canadian Budget Binder recently posted..How We Saved $146.90 By Reading The PaperMy Profile

    • Thanks for the advice mate, the toughest exams are out of the way now but I’ll still have to devote some extra time yet. I think you do a great job to say you also work full time. I appreciate every comment I get on here but I certainly don’t expect people to comment every day, unless they want to of course!!

  5. Oh, how I can relate Adam…I feel like I am juggling knives half of the time. ;) I just try to let it roll off my back and do what I can do. There’s only so much time in the day and if I tried to get everything done then I’d just be like a rat on a wheel. So, I just do my best to be satisfied with what I can get done and be content with it.

    Thanks so much for the mention sir & congrats on your anniversary…we hit our 12th next month.
    John S @ Frugal Rules recently posted..Frugal Friday: Do You Know Who is Flipping Your Burger?My Profile

    • 12 years John, congratulations that’s amazing! I don’t stress about it as much as I used to, I just want to be able to give my all to everything but sometimes it just isn’t possible.

  6. Thanks for including me in your round up this week :)

    I sometimes find that I have plenty of time, and then other weeks it feels like I am way behind. One thing that I have done to lessen the load on my time is to automate as much stuff as possible. Obviously there are some things that you just can’t automate, with those I just try to prioritize them, so that the most important things get done first.

    I’m not sure if you have read the 7 habits of highly successful people people, but in that book there is a chapter on putting first things first and that is what it is all about.
    Glen @ Monster Piggy Bank recently posted..Top Personal Finance Articles #10My Profile

    • Yeah it might be a good idea to start automating things but I like to keep the personal touch with as many things as possible. I can’t be staring at the screen all day long though so I may have to head more down that route. Thanks for the book tip, I’ll be sure to check it out.

  7. Jose says:

    Thanks for the mention! The all elusive “Time” is a topic which captures my interest lately since I don’t seem to have enough of it to go around!
    Jose recently posted..The Wise Dollars Mid-April 2013 Favorite Blog PostsMy Profile

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