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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Yin Yang of Work Life Balance

If this blog were a real person, it would have totally unfriended me by now.  
 I ignore its requests to hang out, and it's been a long time since I've returned its calls.  

I haven't been very loyal to it lately.  

But there's a reason!  

I refuse to use the excuse that my life is "crazy busy."
It's kind of a pet peeve of mine.  We're all busy.  
I will say instead that as more and more things are added to our calendar, there's a lot of work that needs to be done with time management and balancing it all.  

I used to love to be busy.  BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!!  I felt alive and important.  
I loved the challenge of keeping all of the plates spinning. 

Not anymore.  

I hate busy.  

But sometimes life gives us busy and I'm navigating the rocky waters to try to make it work.

Here's a glimpse in my crazy mismanaged life.  
On one side of my master bath you see a newly re-organized linen closet
Ah!  Feels good.

But a quick glance to the right and you'll see the laundry I've neglected all week

Here's a view of my recent check outs at the library
Ah!  Feels good to constantly be working on photography skills.  

I set a goal last year to read through the Bible.  A look into my bookmark and you'll see that I'm still in Exodus!!  Got a long way to go...
Although I will point out that I have been reading some other books of the Bible...not very good at sticking with plans!! 

And to top it all off, as I was typing this blog post a hear a knock at the door.  
Who could that be?  

Oh, it's just a client showing up for a photo shoot!!  

Yep...totally forgot.  

Luckily, Melinda was patient with me and waited while I set the backdrop up and she graciously overlooked the clutter! (Thanks girl, you're awesome like that!)

But the morning gets even better.  
As I head off to pick up Maddie from preschool I hear stuff rolling around in the back.  
What could that be?

Oh, it's just the groceries (including milk) I bought two hours ago after dropping Maddie off.  

Yep...totally forgot. 

So, there may be a few things I'm doing well but balancing it all...no way.  
Not. even. close.

It's definitely a work in progress and I'll close with saying that I have not worn make-up in two days because I have inconveniently temporarily misplaced my make-up bag!


  1. Aaah!!!! Just think of all the time we'll have to get caught up in Heaven. :)

  2. The fact that time will be endless is what I'm most looking forward to!! :)