If you are a longtime reader, then you may have noticed that things have slowed down here on 3G2S. This blog will be turning 6 years old in March and this is post number 3,838! Until 2014 rolled around, I could barely bring myself to go a whole 24 hours without publishing a post. In fact, I was often publishing multiple blog posts daily and getting by on 4 hours of sleep per night just to make my deadlines. The truth is that I had burnt out nearly a year ago, but kept going at the same pace. Why? Well, partially because I had set a standard and did not want to let my readers down. The other part was needing to contribute to our household finances as much as possible.
I have shared a few inspirational quotes I've come across in the past, but this is the first and only quote I have displayed in our home (well . . . aside from a few refrigerator magnets). It reads . . .
When I put my mind to it, I am able to make some lasting fond memories for our children. So, if you don't see a new post from me for 2 or 3 (or 5) days, it doesn't mean I've deserted you. I'm talking with my children, playing games with them, surprising them with freshly baked cookies, . . . or taking a much-needed nap.
I haven't quite achieved the perfect balance in my life yet, but I think I'm on the right track by accepting the fact that I cannot have so many full time jobs at once. It is impossible to be successful at all of them.
What do you do to help maintain balance in your life?