I get the same comment time after time. What is that comment? "How do you keep up with all that you do?" I usually respond with, " Well, I'm always busy" or " the grass doesn't grown under my feet!". Truth be told I wish life could slow down a little. I'm one who enjoys being productive and at the end of the day looking at what all I got done with a sense of accomplishment. Sometimes I amaze myself! But then there are other days that I'm running from chore to chore that it makes me feel anxious, almost panicked. I don't like that at all. I'm trying to learn to let go of the feeling that I have to be in control of everything. I thought at my age that I would have it all figured out! Unfortunately I have a ways to go.
It hit me the other day when my father told me that I work to hard that maybe I do work to hard. But what do I give up? I love to garden, and enjoy cutting the grass, harvesting veggies, and yes, even weeding (creates order :-0). I love to cook, and eating good foods. I love to paint and make things out of wood. I love to sing and share my talents at church and with groups. And I love soaping, the farmer's markets, and the business I have built. And of course, I love spending time with my family. All these "loves" keep me going and going. So I'm asking you for your advice. How do I find balance? How do I get to enjoy all the things I love without all the chaotic business? If you have found the answer will you share it with me?
I ride down the road and I see couples sitting out on the porch, a glass of tea in their hand, enjoying the evening in quiet breezes. And over and over my mind says, " I want to do that". I need to make that happen even it is 4 evenings out of 7. I'm just sharing my struggles and thought maybe some of you deal with the same stuff as me, and hoping I can find solutions for a better life balance. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Thank you and God Bless. Jennifer