Monday, April 22, 2013
Finding balance. It's hard to do sometimes. And, if you're like me, you don't realize you're off-balance until you crash into something. I'm a natural introvert. I love people and sharing my time with friends, new and old. But, when it comes time to re-charge, I need quiet. I need to be alone. I find that part beautiful and intoxicating. And, lately, a bit rare. I'm crashing into things. I feel myself drawing in, without even thinking about it. I usually take note when I start snarling at people. Privately. Under my breath. The trick is seizing the moment and actually taking the time to re-charge. I'm a mother. And a wife. And an artist with a small business. It's really, really, hard to just take myself off to the woods without a note. It's more like three notes, dinner in the oven, and promise to write back soon. Finding balance becomes a struggle. Because the time to do so isn't there. Until I make it happen. You sacrifice one thing for another. I sacrifice the veg-time, binging on Homeland, for a walk in the woods, or journal time. Yeah. This isn't easy. But, necessary. I can't keep snarling.