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Apr
23
2012

Finding balance

in Life Lessons, Parenting

Photo by hisks on www.sxc.hu

One of the biggest struggles in my life is finding and maintaining balance. Between being a wife, having three young kids, volunteering, exercising and growing my career, knowing WHAT to do WHEN is really difficult. Trying to fit healthy meals, sleep, and cleaning into the mix seems next to impossible. As much as I want to unplug from my computer and bond with my family, sometimes my brain is still in the middle of the chapter rather than focusing on my son’s demands for a third sandwich.

It’s hard.

This is where I am supposed to say, “but the answer I have found is X, Y, Z.” The surprise–I have no answer. I have no solution. I don’t even have a clue where to begin.

Balance is a daily struggle for me because what I know I should be doing and what I want to be doing are two different things most of the time. Realistically I would spend 90% of my waking hours in front of a computer if I could. That is not to say that I wish I did not have the family and kids, that it to say they are really good for me because they force me to stay balanced.

How could any mom resist a 6-year-old with a checkers board?

If I were single, my idea of socialization would probably be taking my computer to the coffee shop. It is not that I don’t like being around people, it is just that I am much more of a task person than a people person. That is just how I’m wired. I focus on what needs to get done and, right now, I feel like that is my writing.

Writing is probably the most selfish aspect of my life. It is my escape. But just like everyone’s escape, it can take over my life if I allow it to. I have to keep it in check.

Confession time–what is the biggest balance struggle that you have? Comment below to reassure me that I’m not alone.


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