Hi! I’m Brenda and Planning Your Time is my blog and business.
I want to let you know why I write about things like making the most of your time and being sure to make time for yourself.
I’m the mom of three kids and grandma to one very special little boy.
I’ve got this time management thing pretty much under control now, but it wasn’t always that way.
When my kids were little, life was crazy hectic and I was a mess. To give you an idea, Sarah was 4 and Andy was 3 when Caitlin came along.
I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for many years, but there were times when I would take a job to help out.
When the older two were in elementary school, I took a full-time (plus) job and put Caitlin in daycare.
Every evening was a race to see if I could pick all three kids up before the 6:00 pm deadline. Otherwise, you get the deadly looks from the staff and get charged a huge amount of money for the extra time.
One day I headed home, forgetting to get Caitlin. Good thing Sarah reminded me, and it was only two blocks from home!
The stress was so bad that sometimes my left foot would stop working. I’d have to drag it. Even my shoe wouldn’t stay on!
That would scare me today, but back then, it was just one more nuisance.
I got strep so many times in a row that the doctor threatened to put me in the hospital.
Shortly after that, I ended up with TEN canker sores on the bottom of my tongue, lined up like soldiers. The dentist said it was stress. You think?
My life was out of control. I was forgetting things, constantly late, trying so hard to catch up.
Things came to a head that Christmas, when on Christmas Eve, about midnight, my sister-in-law asked what time they should be over for dinner.
I made Christmas dinner every year. It was my thing.
That was when I realized that there was no food in my house.
No milk, eggs, bread. The fridge was literally bare.
And I found out the hard way that you can’t buy Christmas dinner on Christmas day at CVS, which was the only thing open.
That’s when I knew I needed to get my life together. Get things organized and under control, and make some time for my family and myself.
It took me some time, a lot of research, and hard work, but I figured it out.
I’ve been writing about time management in one way or another for almost 15 years. I was an ADHD Coach for at least that long, teaching students and adults how to manage their time as well as their ADHD.
I think I have a lot to share with you.
My belief is that you can get the to-do list done and still have time for what matters, which to me, is you and your loved ones.
Feel free to reach out to me at any time. I love to hear from you!