Balance

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I will be the first to admit I struggle with balance. And am still working to achieve it in every area of my life. At times when I am looking for balance, It seems as if I want to take over the world and forget that there are other things that need to be done. I am not complaining but I know how it feels to try to juggle it all while forging ahead for the future. Keeping balance isn’t an easy task especially with the way that life speeds in our current society. Balance is not a word that many want to hear or even talk about. Everything is instant because we love convenience which leaves us dealing with even more struggles to maintain a balanced life. When you can have it all at your fingertips immediately.

As a multi-passionate person I can tell you how out of balance I can become. Wanting to read several books at the same time, work, enjoy friends and my own personal time. It is hard knowing how to balance what is important and what can be done later. And then if you are like me and struggle with procrastination then it makes the journey even more difficult. I was watching a you tube video of Shonda Rhimes you know the lady that created Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder and Greys anatomy. (FYI I have never watched any of these shows. I’m a hermit lol). Anyway back to the story, she was sharing in her commencement address at her Alma Mater that there is no such thing as balance. While she is taking care of one thing something else is going lagging and it will be that way in your life journey. She went on to explain that if she is shooting a scene at work it is possible she is missing a recital. If she is at her girls programs she may be missing out on a writing session for one of her shows.

I sat back and thought about what she said and had to agree. Many times the cry for balance is the effort to try to do everything and please everybody but that is impossible to do. In some ways your priorities will not be someone elses and they will not agree with your decision and it may cause an imbalance. You have to embrace these moments as being apart of the balance and not against it. As much as I love to be committed to all the organizations I am apart of it is virtually impossible to be at the events all the time. So what do I do? I support when I can and stay present with what I can do at that moment. I am learning that balance is a myth of my imagination and its good to know that its okay for it to be that way at times.

 

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