J is for Juggling

I’ve spent most of my life juggling stuff. I don’t mean literally juggling objects, as in throwing three or more plates, bowling pins, or flaming batons up into the air and catching them. I mean juggling everyday activities of daily living like school, sports, work, family, social life, reading, writing, and the like.

I had to work my way through college. So for most of the time during my undergraduate school, I was working at least part-time and going to school full-time. Once I got into graduate school, my time was spent working a full-time job during the day and going to classes at nights and on weekends. And for my own sanity and well being, I also tried to squeeze in some kind of social life.

After I got married and had kids, I found myself juggling my time between my job, my wife, and my kids. After my kids grew up and moved out of the house, I was still doing that delicate balancing act between keeping my wife happy and my boss happy.

(Actually, upon review, that last sentence seems kinda kinky. What I meant was keeping my wife happy with respect to my duties as her husband and my boss happy with respect to my job duties. There was funny business going on at work.)

And now that I’m retired and have taken up blogging, it’s a matter of juggling my waking hours between spending quality time with my wife, walking our dog, reading books, watching TV, and writing and reading blog posts.

I suppose that juggling is something that all of us do most of our lives and will continue to do until that inevitable time when there is no longer a need to juggle.

12 thoughts on “J is for Juggling

  1. She April 11, 2018 / 4:50 am

    At least juggling keeps us looking forward! 😊 A lovely post. I enjoy reading your topics each day.

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  2. Keith's Ramblings April 11, 2018 / 4:56 am

    I don’t have to juggle anymore. Since retiring and finding myself single (again) I haven’t got much to juggle. I jiggle sometimes.

    A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

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    • Fandango April 11, 2018 / 7:44 am

      Lucky you. P.S. I think I love Rosey!

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  3. newepicauthor April 11, 2018 / 6:49 am

    I taught myself how to juggle. I could do three balls at once and I was even able to mastter the behind the back toss.

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    • Fandango April 11, 2018 / 7:36 am

      I tried it once. Didn’t do well. I lack good hand-eye coordination.

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    • Fandango April 11, 2018 / 7:43 am

      By the way, I’m really enjoying your tour of Europe and the imaginative stories you incorporate into the tour.

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      • Iain Kelly April 11, 2018 / 7:52 am

        Thank you, still some good destinations to come.

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  4. Sight11 April 11, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    So you’re juggling between us and your real world pals?

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