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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Balancing Act

I have recently found myself in a new predicament; I have too much I want to do and too little time. Yes most people have this issue but until recently I was either working or shutting myself out to the world. As I continue to improve upon myself and work through my depression and anxiety I find myself wanting to try new things.  I'm finding it hard to balance my job, family, writing, and hobbies.

In my mind the only thing I would want to eliminate is my job but in all reality that isn't a possibility. I would love to be home and work on projects and write. The last few years of my life have been so much about my career I forgot how much I enjoy doing other things. It has been a welcomed distraction to fill my time with these new projects.

We recently had an auction at my grandparent's, my grandpa is in poor health and wanted to start downsizing. It was a lot of work to get prepared for the auction but it felt good to be doing something so productive. I did not even think twice about using my vacation time from work to be there. I am so fortunate to have a strong family that is there for each other.

The auction is now over and we have one less thing on our plates. I now have time to spend on my writing and eventually even my laundry. My goal is to learn to balance these wonderful things in my life. I can not get rid of my job but I am going to continue to put my family first. I am also going to try and do a better job to priorities my writing.  I am hoping to combine my writing with my other hobbies in order to find time for both.
Blanket I made for my grandpa.

 I also need the rain to slow down because mowing my parents lawn and helping my sister mow my grandparent's lawn is a time killer.