Friday, September 4, 2009

So here's the thing.

Goodness, it has been awhile since my last post.

Almost a week!

What is wrong with me?

I'll tell you:

I am working. A lot. And going to School. With lots of reading.

And I've been thinking about that lately. You see, I really enjoy my job. Not just in a "yeah, it's kinda fun and pays the bills" kind of way, but it an "I feel called to work with college students" kind of way and its providing me the opportunity to do so. That is why I am working on my PhD- its needed to teach college age students. I want to be a teacher. I love my job. But I love lots of other things too. And when my job does not allow for me to do those other things, I get a bit sad. A bit grumpy. When I don't have time to cook. When my house is a mess. When I can't spend time with my husband and I can't go to yoga. When the weather is nice and I finally have a yard and I really want to plant some stuff in it. Oh, for more hours in the day! I try to make time for these things as much as I can. A little here. A little there. Because ultimately I believe that we choose to make time for what is valuable to us. So that is what I will do. And in a few years this busy season of my life will be over and I will have other challenges to look forward to. But tonight I will go to yoga. I will cook dinner. And I might do a load of laundry. And I will take note from the little self-observation I have made: in order for me to be happy, I must make room for all my loves. For my husband. For my dogs. For my yard. For my kitchen. For the outdoors. For books. For yoga. For this blog. Because when that balance is in place, everything I do is better for it.


Linda said...

Balance is worth reaching for. It makes life so much better!
Love you!