Okay. I wasn't actually at work for all that time. I did sneak off to the library for around 3 hours in the middle of the day (from 11.30am -2pmish). But still. It's a long day. Especially when there was a function for 110 from 5-9pm, then 300 odd people for the 10.30pm burlesque show. Believe me, there was a lot of beer sold.
This kind of day is unfortunately all to common for me. I've been cursed with a strong work ethic (thanks Mum & Dad) and because I love the cinema I run, I almost always go above and beyond what the job requires. It was my son's birthday yesterday, but I barely saw him. We're having a party next week, but it's not quite the same...
But today, exhausted and with a to-do list longer than my arm (functions are great, but they take so much time away from the other, more mundane things I need to get done) I have to wonder if it's worth it. By the time I get home tonight, I'll be too cranky and tired to do anything except collapse in front of the TV and go to bed early after the kids go to bed. Which means no writing.
And no writing means I won't get to finish the final two chapters of my book. Because yes, I made it through the climactic scene yesterday, and am now well into the home stretch. The end is in sight!
This is all kind of my fault. I am the boss and I do write the rosters. I just always feel better if I'm there to oversee major events.
How do you manage a work-life balance?