Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm not good at juggling - blame it on scary clowns

Lately, life has felt completely out of control – there is so much to keep up with and not enough time to do it all.  Daniel suggested I focus on my top priorities, the things I just won’t budge on and forget about everything else.   So I did what I do best - I made a list:

- time with God (reading my Bible, praying Bible study(ies), seeking out Christian fellowship, Church, etc)
- spending time with Daniel, building our marriage and learning to be a good, Godly wife
- keeping in touch with family and friends
- making sure we eat well on a budget (real food that tastes good, is nutritionally dense, and loads us up on protein and fiber, but not calories, saturated fat or sugar)
- exercise
- investing time into photography/creative outlets
- keeping up with stuff around the house (cleaning, organizing, etc - even decorating, since we still sort of look like we just moved in, even though we've been here for over a year now!)
- enjoying each stage of life we're in for all it's worth
- rest (this one is more of a forced priority - if I don't make myself do it, I crash and burn)
But even just those feel like too much on my plate – one (or more) of them is always being sacrificed to accommodate the others, I just tend to juggle between which one gives.  I need to find balance, and don’t really know how – that’s what I thought when I quit at Starbucks.  I loved it, but something had to give and unfortunately, it came down to the part time job.  I remember thinking, I don't want to quit this - I just want a ten day week so I can keep doing what I love doing and stay on top of it all.  And now, it seems I’ve found my way to that same place again.  Does anybody else ever feel this way?  Or am I just a sissy?  How do you find focus and balance?  


  1. COMPLETELY Angy. The thing is, you will crash and burn - like I did (off work for three months because of sick leave - between work and family stuff I made myself sick and never took time to take care of myself) Rest is so important - not just sleep, but forcing yourself to take yourself down. Read, meditating, reading your Bible, anything like that - instead of looking at it like a pain in the ass, look at it as a necessity for healthy living. I hope this is helpful!

    You are not a sissy. Trust me!

  2. I didn't know you were on sick leave, Katelyn - that's no good. yea, I've crashed more times than I like to admit - it's so easy to take too much on!


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