Channeling Carrie Bradshaw

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She made it look so glamorous. Sitting by that window and typing away at that laptop, all aglow in the moonlight. She seemed to be living a writer's dream: a high-profile column and her face on the side of bus. 

Last week, I asked my writing partner, "How are you? Do you feel well? Are you getting enough sleep?"

She was like, "What? Do I look tired?"

And I told her no, not at all. I was just wondering how she does it.  When she does it. When she finds time to write in the midst of everything else she has going on. She told me she stays up late. So this week, I'm trying that. Last month, I got up early. I've been experimenting with my schedule for as long as I can remember. As I write this, I recall a realistic, funny and encouraging blog post by author Katherine Center about her day in the life. Note to self: read this post often.

My days are often quite messy. I'm no Carrie Bradshaw, but I am living my dream.

So what about you? Are making time for the people and things that matter most? If so, how are you getting it done?