It's one of my worst subjects but let's do some light math here. The average person is supposed to get 8 hours of sleep. They are also expected to work an 8 hour day. (Subtotal from 24 hours = 8 hours) We also have to wake up, kick the alarm clock, shower, shave, eat, drive and drive back from work which could take another 3 hours or so depending on the commute. So that leaves us with a whopping 5 hours per weekday to live our lives. Not too much when you think about it. As always, we try to cheat here and there by sleeping a little less which makes us tired all day, less fun to work with and semi-functional. If it weren't for our weekends, we probably wouldn't get anything done. Then again, I burn up one of my days with research, writing and recording involved with the website and newsletter. So I figure I get one day to myself to really compact it all together. But when you think about it, how much time does one have when they work two jobs? Can living your life really be crammed into 5 hours during the weekdays and parts of weekends?
I think of all the people that have asked if I write down all my expenses and earnings to keep track year to year. (Nosey bastards!) But I wonder if anyone calculates their life expenditures. Do we spend enough time with our loved ones? Am I in debt? Possibly. I'm even spending part of my sleep towards writing this. Better go cash in.