Monday, March 22, 2010

Balance

I had this science teacher in 6th grade and every time he would say "balance" he would drag it out like ballaaaaannnceee. So, now when I hear that word I can't help but say it like that in my head!

Anyways...finding a way to balance all facets of life is a tricky thing, I've come to realize. Between working full time, spending quality time with the husband, getting dinner on the table, attemping to keep the house clean (key word: attempting), and church activities, I sometimes feel like I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Sometimes, it gets to be a bit overwhelming, ya know what I mean? Don't get me wrong, I'm in no way complaining about any of these things. I've allowed myself to get too overwhelmed lately and when that happens, I tend to shut down. It's something I'm definitely working on! I'm trying to be better about planning ahead with meals or even taking 20 minutes when I get home from work to straighten the house up a bit. I've found that a lot can be done in those 20 minutes! In the last few months, I've found it's been easier to balance everything and for that I'm thankful! I have a tendency to be a perfectionist at times, so I continually have to remind myself that things aren't always going to be perfect. It's just another reminder that I am a work in progress and that God isn't finished with me yet!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In the Beginning

Finally, after keeping up with several blogs, I've decided it's time to start one of my own! I've always enjoyed writing and actually find it to be quite therapeutic. I'm looking forward to capturing time on this little blog of mine.

The last few months I've been praying for God to renew my mind and that I would have unspeakable joy. I've really been trying to choose joy in every situation and experience the abundant life that He wants for me. Hence, the blog name!