I've run into a complete writers block. I counted my posts "in drafts" last night and I have a total of 30. Do I have a problem with commitment or simply can't get my thoughts together?
I know I'm the only one who puts pressure on myself to publish a certain amount of posts per week, connect with other bloggers and maintain readership. Completely made-up, unneeded pressure. Sort of silly, I know. This morning, I was determined to finish something for the blog. So, I sat down with a cup of joe, with one intention to write whatever came to mind and see where it took me. After paragraphs of rambling, there was a recurring theme that made me smirk: Balance.
I went with it...
Just like everyone else, I find myself trying desperately to balance life. Now more than ever. Between work, running a photography business, everyday house work, church, keeping a strong marriage, writing a blog, manageing house projects and renovations and a budget, finding time to get groceries or let alone cook, working out, carving out time to see friends and family, and taking care of the Maizy pup (not in any order, of course)...this list may not end for a while so I'll stop there. Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning. In the midst of which I hate that I don't get to see my niece but every few weeks, or my elderly grandparents- both of which bring so much joy to life. If it's not one thing, it's always another. There's never a lack of things stealing my attention. And I hate that.
Can you relate? I have a strong inclination that I'm not the only one.
I don't, by any means, intend to come across as if I am complaining. I have very little, if anything, to really complain about. I'm intimately aware that my first-world problems pale in comparison to real problems of this world. I'm just babbling on because I can, as I attempt to break through the writer's block that has entangled my thoughts for the past few weeks.
Thank you for humoring me as I ramble. Sometimes it feels really good to do so.
I'd love to hear some of your thoughts on how you find balance in life. It seems like the never ending question.
I can say I have found one rule that keeps me grounded. It's something that Kyle and I try hard to stick to: relationships over to-do lists.
It may not be the "practical" option (and trust me, sometimes I just want to finish the overflowing laundry!), but there's no comparison to investing time with friends and family. This cute coffee date will win every time: