Do you ever feel like you are living a double or even triple or quadruple lifestyle?
My life seems to get so compartmentalized with each task and each role that I play on a daily basis. Sometimes, one compartment isn’t even aware of the others and I tend to feel overwhelmed or lost in the mix. Some of these compartments might include school, work, family life, social life, hobbies, etc. And with each compartment, the expectations and roles can be very different.
Some of my compartments/lives include but are not limited to:
- Business Owner
- Family Life
- Beach Volleyball Enthusiast
- Pokémon GO Collector
- Poker Player
Business Owner – I own and operate a Civil Process Business. As the only employee, I am in charge of everything from paperwork intake and processing, client relations, daily errands to the bank and post office, pickup and drop off of court documents, delivery of documents to their recipients, invoicing and collecting payments, marketing and acquiring new clients, etc. I am expected to be professional and courteous; prompt and thorough; organized and efficient (among other things of course). I love what I do and I do it well. My clients have no idea whatsoever about my other lives: Family, YouTube, Singing, Writing, Beach Volleyball, Pokémon GO, Poker, etc. and that is perfectly fine. All they know and need to know is that they can count on me to complete each job they send my way.
Family Life – Although I may be single and I don’t have any children that are expecting me home everyday, or a meal on the table or clothes on their backs, I am a daughter and a mother of two fur-babies: Grizzly and Xena. My mom’s health is not the best (neither is my step-dad’s or my grandparents’, or my aunt’s or uncle’s). Family is extremely important to me and when I find out that any one of them is ill or in the hospital, then I make it a point to be the best nurse that I can be! My two dogs require food and water, exercise and love and playtime (and some treats scattered in between). My family expects me to be reliable and supportive; considerate and loving; responsible and intelligent (again, among other things). I love my family and will do anything for them. My family is aware of my other lives: Business, YouTube, Singing, Writing, Beach Volleyball, Pokémon GO, Poker, etc. Some of them are more supportive and involved than others, but family should always come first.
YouTuber – This is the fun one! Currently my main creative outlet (and anyone who knows me well, knows that I NEED a creative outlet), YouTube allows me to create something from nothing; portray a story in any way that I want. I can create a happy story; a sad story (with occasional hints of anger or frustration). I am expected to be innovative and fresh; creative and fun; surprising and new. I absolutely love my online personality and playing around with new ideas and possibilities. My YouTube family knows only what I show them as it relates to my other lives: Business, Family, Singing, Writing, Beach Volleyball, Pokémon GO, Poker, etc. which serves as a great escape from my daily grind. I get the occasional troll or hater but I get to meet and interact with countless of other people who are amazing and encourage me to keep grinding!
Singer / Writer / Beach Volleyball Enthusiast / Pokémon GO Collector / Poker Player – These are additional hobbies that I attempt to juggle in my life when time and energy allows. Like YouTube, Singing and Writing are creative outlets that I have a strong passion for and I am able to integrate with YouTube and this Blog. Beach Volleyball and Pokémon GO allow me to relieve stress and stay active physically and socially. Playing poker, believe it or not, stimulates my mind and keeps me on my toes! 🙂
It’s a lot.
Lots of Lives. Lots of Roles. Lots of Expectations.
But I wouldn’t trade any of them! What different lives and roles are you juggling?
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