I’ve found writing a blog to be very therapeutic, but I also find that it always takes me longer that I planned to write and edit my posts. As blogging is unlikely to directly result in a job offer, one could argue that it’s a distraction that is taking up time that I should be using in my job search. With a family, a full slate of volunteer commitments, our current policy stance to save money by not outsourcing time-consuming tasks like cleaning, cooking, yard work (and right now, income tax preparation), my job search time is already limited as it is. I’m working to exit some of my volunteer gigs by identifying replacements and/or completing terms, and will leap for joy the day that I can hire someone to clean the house, but for now, those tasks must go on.
I’m hoping that the self-learning I’m getting by putting my thoughts on paper justifies the time spent away for job searching, but I need to be mindful of the time spent, so my apologies if some of my A to Z posts are perfunctory.