Hi, I’m Jet! A wife, mother to a beautiful 5-year-old little boy, healthcare administrator, MSN/MBA student and now a blogger! I have been married for about 10 years and a nurse for 12. I started my career as a nurse working in the hospital and moved to an outpatient setting working with patients with a chronic disease. Four years into my nursing career I progressed into a management position and decided to return to school to get a bachelors degree in nursing and then on to an advanced degree. I gave birth to my son while working on my BSN and wow did things get hectic after that! Managing work, school, and motherhood is a crazy, exhausting adventure. Long days and sleepless nights. I’m not gonna lie, I have been driven to tears on occasion trying to figure out how to get it all accomplished. I have also developed an even deeper respect for the single parents out there who are managing these things without the support of a spouse, or maybe those with a spouse who isn’t supportive. Either way, even with a supportive husband it is a struggle so I can’t imagine doing it alone.
You may be asking, why on earth I would start a blog on top of everything else. There are a few reasons I decided to jump in at this point in my life. The first reason; I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, a thousand idea’s (ok, that may be a bit of an exaggeration) that I have never had the guts to act on and a blog seemed a low-risk way to feel out the waters. It gives me a creative outlet with little risk. The second reason is that I was getting burned out by my crazy schedule. I know it sounds counterintuitive, but making the decision to start a personal project with no grades, no deadlines, no metrics to meet, has actually been pretty freeing. This is something that I can work on and that takes my mind off the never-ending to-do lists for work and the never-ending papers for school.
To stay on top of everything and keep from going crazy with work and school I have been on a quest to find the perfect organization system for my schedule and to figure out how to achieve a higher level of productivity so my to-do list doesn’t turn into an uncontrollable monster, which it has done…one more than one occasion…in my quest for organization I have searched high and low for the perfect planner and there are a lot of amazing products out there, unfortunately none really fit my needs. During my search I started coming across printable planners and had a lightbulb moment…create my own! It has been a life-changing decision and brings me to the third reason I decided to start a blog, to share my idea’s, planner pages, and the processes I use to stay on top of my schedule (try to stay on top of my schedule) (it’s definitely a work in progress !). I also hope that you will jump into the conversation and share your idea’s, links to your blogs, tips, resources etc. So, welcome to twentyfivehoursaday.com, I hope you enjoy!