Balance (Click on the word for along extensive list of definitions)
Finding balance in our daily lives, is an extremely difficult thing to accomplish. Especially for women who have families. I wear many hats during my day, as many of you do. When I am in my "zone" of the moment, I want to do things as perfectly as I can. I do not like making mistakes. I have learned though, that the mistakes that are made, are good learning experiences for myself. Even so, I don't like them! As a parent, I have made many mistakes in the last 10 1/2 years. But somehow, our kids have turned out pretty good! As a wife, I have made even more, yet my marriage is as strong if not stronger then most married couples. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. But it is good. I am loved. I am well taken care of. I cherish my man! As a teacher, I make mistakes daily, yet it never ceases to amaze me at how well these kids turn out. I am amazed at what God does through me, because if it were all up to me, I would ruin everything.
Balance for me, is learning how to let go sometimes. Let go of all the imperfections in myself and learning to accept them as a growing experience.As you may have noticed, I have not been online much. A few minutes here or there, and alot of that was because this week my husband was on vacation. When I would come in from school, I would get straight to work on many things around the house taking care of my family. In other words, switching my hat from teacher to wife and mother. The neat thing to this, is I enjoyed every minute of it. My home and family were taken care of. I have gotten alot accomplished in my classroom once again, and I finally don't feel like I am just treading water. I have missed the gym, and have decided that I am making every effort this upcoming week even to get a brief workout in. So much so, as I am going to work on our menu plan today to ensure that either there are quick easy meals to create, or the crockpot will do the bulk of the cooking. Balance. Finding time to workout and take time to myself as well as still taking care of my familiy. Sometimes it is hard, but I am using this as a learning experience.
I like a spotless house, but with three young ones we enjoy a clean one instead! Yeah the magazine spreads are beautiful, but I don't want a cold atmosphere for my family. We are working on cozying things up even more with little touches.Balance.
So, my motto for this new season in my life is this:
I know spring doesn't come until the latter part of March, but for me it begins March 1st! That is Monday! Yahoo! This is MY season! My season to reach dream goal! My season to usher in a freshness of the Spirit in my heart and my home.There will be lots more on this through the weeks to come.
Have a FANTASTIC balanced weekend!
BALANCE not perfection!