Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Great Balancing Act...

On the heels of last weeks post, I am thankful for time....but I need more of it! I have hundreds of pictures to edit, and I still have hundreds of pictures to take this week. I really wanted to have my Christmas decorations up already, but that has been put off because of, well, lack of that precious time. I'm trying to find a balance between things I have to do (cleaning, laundry, editing, prep for thanksgiving...) and things I want to do (get a haircut, go to playgroup, taking Kidd-O to ride the train at the mall, visit my mema who is here, take my sister to paint pottery, PUT UP MY CHRISTMAS STUFF....and so on). But isn't that the story of all of our lives?

I've seen people post their daily schedules on Facebook and rattle off their "things-to-do" giving us a minute-by-minute play-by-play of their oh-so-busy day and my question is always--If you're so busy, then how do you have time for Facebook? The truth is, we find it. Someway, somehow, we find time for the things we want to find time for. You know how much something means to you by the time you invest in it. Put a lot in, get a lot out. Put little in, get little out. The same is true with relationships. You put little time into your friends/kids/grand kids and you will get little out. If you put a lot of time into your spiritual life, you will bear some awesome fruit. We have to figure out how to balance all the things in our life and make sure relationships/things have their proper place. The great balancing act.
I am learning that when people are great at something and seem to have all of their crap together, there are areas in their life that have gone to pot. You can't be the best at one thing without dropping the ball in another. It would be perfection if we could and guess what? We're not perfect. While I'm learning to be a better photographer, other things are taking a hit. I want to be a great wife and mom, but I find that when I'm trying to edit 1,000 pictures (no exaggeration) or write a great post for you, my real priorities fall be the wayside. That is why I try to only open my computer when Kidd-O is asleep and this post was originally written on some notebook paper while I was visiting the ladies room....several times....over several days.  It's all about balance, and I'm still trying to figure out how to make the scale even-Steven .

 This time of year is so incredibly hectic for everyone! And if you're anything like me, you want to squeeze every ounce of goodness out of the holiday's while trying to maintain your obligations. I have so many things I want to do with Kidd-O over the next month, and honestly, I don't know how it will all get done, but I will try. Which is why I closed my computer, with hundreds of pictures to still go through, and we went to ride the train at the mall and visit Santa for the first time this season. I will just stay up extra late tonight to finish up my work. It's all about balance.

1 comment:

  1. You go girl. How many hats one can wear until one must drop off. Just remember to tie them all around your neck, and you will be good to go.


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