Being A Person Is Hard

Normal Life Is Hard But At Least I’m Still Writing

The dailiness of life is the worst part. Three meals per day. Dishes every night. Trash. Laundry. Paper towel rolls.

Being A Person Is Hard
The paper towels were there for days.

And every time I think I’m done, I notice my car and give up.

Why is it like this? Why can I clean today and be appalled at having a neighbor stop by tomorrow? I know we’re not the neatest people and we have three kids, four cats and a dog… oh wait, maybe it all makes sense now.

But seriously if you have cleaning tips, let me know. My most useful one came from my mom: Everything needs a home. (Funny to write that with fostering now.) When each item has a place, cleanup is much quicker and easier.

When I’m not complaining about normal life, I am reading and writing elsewhere:

On Richmondmom, I’ll written quite a few pieces over that last few months. Enjoy!

I also worked with Richmond Family Magazine for their Thanksgiving issue and look forward to doing more writing in 2015.

Finally, I’m running a Valentine’s Day advertising special on Late Enough! For a limited time, you can buy a large graphic ad for the price of a small graphic ad. This is over 40% off per month or 50% off a three month purchase! I’ve also taken $10 off per month for small graphics and text ads because I love you!

  • Text link (2 lines) in sidebar: $15/month. A welcome shoutout on social media included in the monthly price.
  • Small graphic (125×125, 234×60) in sidebar: $25/month. A welcome shoutout on social media included in the monthly price.
  • Large graphic (200×200, 200×250) in sidebar: $35/month. A welcome shoutout on social media included in the monthly price.
  • Text or graphic ad within a post: $50+ (size and number of links affect pricing) The post will be touted 3 times on social media. (this ad style is not part of the promotion)

Thank you for supporting me and Late Enough even though my house is messy.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

3 thoughts to “Normal Life Is Hard But At Least I’m Still Writing”

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only person who can clean her house and still have it look like I haven’t cleaned in a week by the next day. That paper towel photo is classic. By the time you put it on the holder it will be time to replace it again. I can’t stand the never ending cycle of housekeeping. I just want to wash the dishes and vacuum once and be done with it.

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