Hard to work with and Founding Uber SRE, but where I used to have a solid chunk of writing time each Saturday, I’ve struggled to find any consistent writing blocks. For a while, I worried that I’d lost the ability to write, but if I have a week off work–and still have child care–then the words return quickly.
Nonetheless, I still find myself longing for more time, and dreaming fondly of my life as it existed three or four years ago. It simply had so much space in it. Time that made it easy to fill so many different buckets in my life. Now I fill each bucket knowing that it means that another two will stay dry. The good news is that I imagine things will get much easier in a few years as the kiddo gets a bit older. Until then, the question that echoes in my head is, “Should I get better at living in this new world, or wait until the old world hopefully returns?”
Worse yet, I know the answer. It’s time to get growing.