Mommy, Jasmin, advocate, ambassador, peer navigator, policy fellow, girlfriend, cook, healer of boo boos, driver, maid, and overall… a 20-year-old girl. These are only a few of the things I am every day. I know it sounds crazy and a lot to do in 24 hours, but somehow I have to make it all fit; and I still have yet to manage how to manage my time to make this all fit into one.
People ask me how do you do it; how do you manage to juggle all these things at your age and do a good job at it? My reply is simple I just do it, and I’m alive. Because to be completely honest, I don’t even know how I do it. Right now I just go with whatever is thrown at me at that time and deal with it; then take my breath later. This is extremely bad for me to do because all it does is make me stressed out and all over the place. But how do I make it all flow and still manage to be a normal 20-year-old girl?
I tried the scheduling and the planning ahead of time; but in the end I still find myself being stressed out and all over the place. It ultimately makes me feel like I’m not being as stress-free and there for my son and boyfriend. Whenever I am with my son, I’m either too stressed from all my work to function, or too tired to do anything. There has to be way to figure this all out, I know there is! I mean I see people all the time doing it every day, why can’t I just get in down packed already?
So I’m sitting here as mommy, Jasmin, advocate, ambassador, peer navigator, policy fellow, girlfriend, cook, healer of boo boos, driver, maid, a 20-year-old girl, and a fellow young parent… please help. I need help and advice to juggle my busy life and be the best mother I could possibly be; so an advice or tips would be very much appreciated!