Friday, February 22, 2013

Balancing Act

I wouldn't say defeated completely. Yet. And I definitely wouldn't call what I am underneath a "mess". But I'm underneath something.

I'm a firm believer in being grateful for all things, no matter how big or small. I was one of those people that read "Eat Pray Love" and swooned. I'd like to skip the divorce thank you but I totally and completely get where she was coming from. The whole "eternal balance of the good and the beautiful" thing SPOKE to me. 

Like I happen to loath winters. Absolutely despise being cold. But the high I get on that first true warm spring day? It makes me almost grateful that winter comes around and reminds me of how wonderful the other three seasons are.

I try to stay positive under all circumstances. This is one of my favorite quotes.

There is nothing worse than being around someone that is always bitching and moaning about this or that. Now I can gripe with the best of them, but it is something I try to be concious of. I then ask myself "Why are you so upset? Does this really matter?". Usually, the answer is a big fat resounding NO.

But. I'm overwhelmed.

Let me tell you, this wedding planning-selling a house-buying a house-having a relationship-maintaining friendships-spending time with family-full time job-fiance busy at work and finishing his MBA-having two dogs thing is not. a. joke.

All of these things are blessings, but the older I get, the more life becomes a balancing act. I have a feeling it will only get worse from here. Luckily, I think I'm up for the challenge.

 A few things I have actually been able to accomplish this week...

Eat a little healthier. Chobani is delish! I also discovered I do not hate salad. That is a huge win in my book.

Take slightly better care of my skin and get a hair cut.

Have a bloggy Q&A with some amazing ladies! Which I plan on posting more about at a later date.

Aaannd that's about it.

Happy InstaFriday! Here's to keeping my sanity during another crazy weekend full of appointments, errands and a mini road trip.

Lindsey @ Life on Countryside said...

Just that pic of the Q&A makes me jealous. I want in! Girl just take it one step at a time. There was a point in my life where I super super overwhelmed. It's just a bump in the road and the storm will calm...promise! You have amazing friends (real ones and the blog kind - hey we are real too I guess), an amazing boytoy (I can only guess since I don't know him, you wouldn't have said YES if he was anything but!) and family and furr babies to boot!

Keep on keeping on!


Jen said...

It was so great to meet you at the Q&A chat last night. How much fun was that?!? I totally agree that as we get older our lives become a balancing act, but it's important to remind ourselves to try and just take things one day at a time. I know easier said than done right? Ha! Oh and PS...loved Eat Pray Love also!! Happy Friday :)

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