Ah, that elusive word. Balance. Truly it's as hard to achieve it in daily living as it is on the tightrope.
How do I stay in the present moment while also being prudent in planning for the future (meals, schedules, goals, etc)?
How do I pour myself out for my primary vocation-- my family-- while sustaining myself with self-care and other friendships?
How do I invest in those friendships without spreading myself too thin or being resentful that I have less time for friends with family life?
How do I enjoy the community of social media without getting addicted or using it in place of other more worthwhile endeavors?
How do I meet my baby's needs without sheltering her or smothering her?
How do I choose a healthy lifestyle without going crazy and getting obsessed about all the health dangers in our world?
How do I learn from others without comparing myself to them?
How do I learn and grow from books and articles and research yet not become too dependent on them to leave room for surrender, grace, and originality in my spiritual life, marriage, parenting, and relationships?
Oh, balance. I try so hard to find you but sometimes it feels like I'm always swaying to one side or the other in the attempt.
Sweet friends, where are you seeking balance in your life right now? And how are you finding it?