Balance. I'm currently finding myself completing this balancing act. But if I'm honesty, it's pretty wobbly.

The only solution I can think of is adding more hours to the day, but honestly I'd probably use them for more sleep, which I already get plenty of. Maybe I should wake up a bit earlier but there is just something about waking to an alarm that seems unnatural. As often as I can sleep until my body tells me to get up, I will.

The half of the week when we're living in Mexico is actually when I find myself the most relaxed. It's those three days Stateside that are running off of a to-do list a mile long.

First thing in the morning, I write out what I need to do that day. I look back at the days before to see what I've missed, and schedule stuff for the next few days as well. This definitely helps. If I didn't write it all down, it would remain a jumble of information in my head and probably make me go crazy.

I've been working on a "Week in the Life" because a day in the life just won't cut it for the blog so that you guys who are interested can see what its really like here - jumping back and forth between two worlds. Unfortunately it's taken about three weeks just to document a week's worth of events. A lot of this has to do with my seriously bad memory.

It's not like I'm running ragged. I'm not. I spend most of my Texas days at this desk working on blog design and trying to squeeze in the time to write a post or two for Life On a Mission while I'm at it. And honestly, I feel like I'm floundering in my own space sometimes. I want to write content but it's hard when I've got deadlines or errands or laundry etc etc.


So that's where I'm at. I've dived head first into blog design (which I am LOVING) and I'm already booked a few months in advance. It's such a huge blessing that people trust me with their online spaces. And I'm trying to keep up my blog as well, all in a few days time. I guess this means I'm no longer a 5-day a week blogger and have morphed into a two (or three if I'm lucky) day a week one.  And you know, I think that's ok.

So here's my tip to finding balance: Embrace the season. And the things that fall by the wayside? Put them on the list for tomorrow. And if they fall by the wayside again? Maybe you should forget about it. We don't have to do "it all." Our value isn't found in the number of things we've accomplished. Not our real value. It's only in Jesus. Whew. That sure takes a lot of the pressure off, doesn't it?

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