How does one balance a full time job, roller derby, fitness, art, a social life and a relationship?
Short answer: Keep a schedule/ organized calendar.
I work 8 to 5, roller derby two to six days a week (practice or bout days), gym after practice two days a week (three if I’m lucky). Derby peeps are my main social interaction, though sadly most of my muggle friends have been reduced to facebook status. It isn’t my fault they want to do something on a weekend I had a derby bout planned for several months ago. I also have an arrangement with my wife that I rub her feet whenever I come home from anything derby related, and she likes how my butt looks in the gym shorts I wear. So that helps. For art, um, that depends on definition, I visit the Detroit Institute of Arts on a bi-monthly basis. I don’t paint, but I do have reading time when I get home and can’t sleep (usually because I’m still energized from physical activity) and that might be the time I’d do something artsy, if that was part of my life *shrug*.