Full-time RN, part-time blogger.
A lot of you guys ask me, how do I balance my full-time nursing job and blogging?
Easy! If you truly enjoy doing something, you will find the time to do it.
But really, if you guys didn’t know… bedside nurses work 3-4 times a week, depending on the hours. I use to work 12 hours/day (3 times a week). But now I work 8hrs/day (4-5 days a week) depending on my schedule.
Although it seems like I have the rest of the week off to enjoy my days, I tend not to cluster my days together because it takes a huge toll on my body where I can get burnt out from work. On top of all that, I work the grave yard shift. (2300-0730). So my biological clock is all over the place!
Here is what my typical schedule for the month looks like:
My daily routine goes like this when I have work scheduled:
- 2100: Waking up from sleeping all day (1330-2100). Eat breakfast/drink coffee & get ready for work.
- 2215-2230: Drive to work.
- 2300-0730: Work Shift.
0830-1030: Get home, go to the gym on MWF.
- 1100-1330: Eat dinner. Watch TV. Post on IG/engage on IG for the day. Wind down and go to sleep by 1330.
I repeat this schedule if I work consecutively. Doesn’t sound much of a life right? Well, this is what normal people do. Work, eat, sleep, & repeat.
On days that I am scheduled to work, I never go out to shoot or go to social media events. I just dedicate my day to sleeping – in prep for my night shift.
So when does the instagram/blogging takes place? On my days off of course. These would be the days where I would schedule shoots, social media events, and create content for upcoming deadlines. There would be days where I have little to no sleep especially if it’s my first day off from work coming from a nightshift. Since I work the night shift, I like to seize the day and go out to enjoy the sunshine. So I would stay up from my nightshift all the way until 1800 or until I crash. 😬 This might sound intense, but I only have a few days off in between work days, so I like to go out & make the most of it!
Welcome to my life! Not all fun and glamour behind the scenes, but I enjoy it. I call it my side hustle. 😅 Hope this gives you guys a glimpse of my life & how it can help you juggle/make time for your hobbies & interests. This has become my lifestyle & I hope you will be able to find a balance for your passion too!