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how busy I am

Fri Sep 1, 2017, 7:23 AM

I kinda hate it when people say that they're "busy", like other people aren't busy and that their time matters more. I think it's all about what we prioritise most and as I learn, we do have to give up a lot of things due to time limitation. So no, I am not "busy" and I don't tell people that I am busy, because I MAKE TIME for the things I wanna make time for.  I just have very limited time after deducting the time needed for responsibilities that I cannot shift. Obviously dA isn't the top of my list now. Ask me when I was 15-22/23 and I was here on dA for at least 8-10 hours a day. And now I am down to 15-30 minutes each week? 

Here is my usual weekday schedule.

7am - wake up
8-9am - bus to work
9-7/8pm - work
8-9pm - gym
9-9.30pm - train to home
9.30-10.30pm - dinner at home
10.30-12pm - resting / Netflix / away from screens 

I literally have just 1.5 hours to myself. I consider my time at the gym to be my own "ME-TIME" and I don't want to give that up. I go to the gym at least for 4-5x a week. (3 weekdays + 1/2 weekend days). The two days that I do not go to the gym (mainly Wednesday and Friday) on the working week, I use that extra hour to rest more, and help my boyfriend to cook or do laundry, or have "date night" with my boyfriend. His working hours are shorter than mine - he's usually done by 5pm or 6pm, and be home by 6/7pm. So I am thankful that he's fine with cooking for us dinner, for most days. I do the dishes, of course. I wish that my working hours are shorter, but hey, we cannot have it all. In Singapore, people do work long hours. 

That being said, I am learning a lot in my current company, and I am enjoying the experience so far, so I do not feel like the hours were that "long" - in fact, I wish there were more hours in a day! So much work to do - I am glad that my amazing gym is just across the road from the office, so that I'd force myself to finish work as soon as I can, so that I can blow off steam at the gym and sweat a little. :stare:

Weekends are sacred time. I use the two days that I have, to do some housework, work out, spend quality time with my love, and our own "time" to do what we love. Obviously we have our own interests; him being photo-editing, designing, photography and working on our travel website (, and for me, I kinda get into online shopping, reading about food, drinks, fitness, and it's just our time to be with our "hobbies".

I really try my hardest not to plan anything for long hours on the weekends. I catch up with friends when I am able, probably 1-2x a month? Otherwise, it's FB, Instagram, Whatsapp... I dunno how I used to meet up with my friends like 2-3x a week, but I guess my working hours were shorter, and I was single and had no fitness inclination whatsoever, so all those times were me socializing... or on dA. Even now, I still read the things people send/reply to me on dA while I am on train/bus etc; I just do not have enough time to respond to all. :depressed: Now, with added responsibilities, longer working hours, and a boyfriend, I know now, that it is impossible to do everything. 

Priorities are everything.

I have given up these things:

1) Drinking with my friends 3-4x a week. 
2) Attending "live gigs"? I love live performances and would go at least once a week? Now I hardly do so... :(
3) dA to a great extent. 
4) Shopping at the malls. Now I do online shopping.
5) Eating out 2-3x a week in fancy restaurants. Fitness goals and wanting to save more money, do not allow me this luxury. Hence more cooking at home.
6) Writing. I am too lazy to make time for it. I could have done it in the weekend, but I feel like being lazy, and just catching on the naps or something. 
7) Meeting bullshit friends. I literally pick and choose the people I want to spend time with, and cut off a lot of my fair-weathered friends meet-ups, cuz meh, I rather use the hours with people that I give a shit about. 

I really miss having an extra 3-4 hours a day to do the things that I truly love. But time is finite. So we have to make the best out of it. I can imagine that motherhood would make it IMPOSSIBLE for me to do everything that I do now, too. :stare: But I am not a mother yet so I guess I am going to enjoy the time now to its maximum. :eager:

How do you spend your hours? It'd be interesting to learn more about each other. :)

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KagomeResurrected Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
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nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
:hug: How is it going?
sockhiddenunderarook Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm feeling good today, trying to find a new job ^^ yourself? 
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017
I just got a new job and will be starting in August, after 5 months of job hunting too. I hope that you'd find it sooner than I did. To be fair, I spent the first 2 months just not intensively looking, but it was quite a scary situation to be in. 
InternetSatan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Aww baby, I know I'd see you in hell one day and we'll have a bukkake party. :love: :heart:
WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017   Photographer
Do you make all of the delicious looking foods that you picture?
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Not all! Some yes. :o
WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017   Photographer
Either way, keep nit up!  :)
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