Monday, April 22, 2013

Natural Introvert

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. 


Cindy said...

it is definitely hard to find quiet time when one wants it & suppose we have to take it when it comes, ready or not.

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

I completely understand -sans wife and motherhood... But I do! Homeland is a fantastic getaway!!

Jillian said...

some snarls - but also an explosion of soft pink petals. I guess you have to find the time to recharge and let the petals fall where they may. They sure are beautiful.