I really don't have "free" time as one might typically think of it, for everything I do is for some reason. I plan and clean and organize so that our household functions well and we enjoy our surroundings. I read, study, and work to expand my knowledge, be better at what I do, and kept what I do from being all about the baby's next feeding or the kid's homework or the housework. My down time still has purpose: the cross stitch picture is for decoration in my bathroom, my blog reading is for learning and inspiration, the walk in the morning is for a mental break and the physical exercise, the craft with the kids is for developing creativity - mine and theirs, even the movie I watch with my husband or the card game we play in the evening is an investment in him and our relationship.
When I wrote about finding a niche, my wonderful mother sent me several definitions of the word: niche. One particularly captured my attention, "
a comfortable or suitable position in life". So, my niche is my life. At least for now, that is my blogging niche.