..or, My Life is a Pile of Crap.
I’ve had it on my mind for a while now to blog about striving for balance. Unfortunately, the many and random facets of my life have gotten in the way. (Isn’t it ironic? Don’tcha think? Except it actually IS ironic, unlike most of that song… but I digress!). Then, as I set out to make an image that attempts to reflect that eternal struggle, my dog got in the way. And then my husband asked what I was taking a picture of/for. I said, “balance,” and he said (jokingly), “a pile of crap?” The truth of the matter is that that statement is pretty much the long and short of it — my life is a pile of crap. But the most beautiful, entertaining pile of crap a girl could ever hope for herself.
I have a lot of aspirations to build my business and better learn my craft, plus a completely impossible desire to spend more time doing everything I love — more time talking to my mom and best friend on the phone, more time spent with my husband, more time playing with my dog and turning him into a weave pole master, more time dancing, more time weight training, more focus on running faster, more time keeping the house beautiful, more time to myself to read and reflect. Only problem is… that’s a lot of time. And considering my current need for a day job, and sleep, there isn’t exactly a bucket of unaccounted hours sitting at my disposal.
And while a part of me feels like I need to focus on a couple of things with everything I have, the fact of the matter is that I’m not willing to let go of any of the many pieces of my life to dedicate more effort to a few things. So I guess I will have to strive for supreme efficiency, be a little bit tired all of the time, and enjoy every last second of my Pile of Crap.
I’d say more… but the pot roast is ready, and I need to start crochetting a blanket for my best friend and her burrito-in-the-oven.