Of late it has been very difficult for me to find a few quiet moments to sit down and type a few words….and imagine my relief on reading similar struggles by many of you Mommy Bloggers! This post is applicable to everyone out there who wants to make it big in life and who sometimes find it a little tough! However I specially dedicate this post to all you brave Mommy Bloggers & Granny Bloggers who are pursuing their dreams of writing as well as taking care of little ones in spite of the many odds against them.
Dear friend, have you felt this way? You are in the kitchen cooking and out of the blue an idea just hits you….you head towards your laptop excitedly and slowly visualize the fuzzy idea taking shape and form and you start your tap dance on the key board….suddenly a cry from your little one (who just a few moments back had been happily playing with blocks) has managed to climb onto his toy box from which he suddenly slips and falls down. You now run to your crying child; quickly aborting your unfinished draft! …. At the end of the day things now calmer, you return to the keyboard and think of the earlier brainwave and sadly notice that it has lost its spark and turned cold so keep it on the shelf for another day which most probably will never come? It may be a comment you want to make on a blogpost that you thoroughly enjoyed …when something comes up and you forget….or that phone call to your best friend that you keep putting off and which never seems to happen because you’re waiting for a quieter moment with no screaming in the background?Talk about good intentions going astray!!!
Many times,we know exactly what we want but it’s as if our life is dictated by a 100 other factors …you have no complaints…I mean you sincerely love your life and wouldn’t trade it for anything else but wonder whether it sometimes gets you sidetracked from all that you want to accomplish in life? It can be compared to the having the remote control in hand and knowing which channel you want to see but just watching a TV show you hate playing because there are no batteries in the remote control and you are lazy or tired to get up and change the channel or get some batteries?
I must admit in the past few weeks, I’ve genuinely been torn between the desire to channel my creativity to pursue my dream of a writing career and being a loving and fully dedicated mommy and home maker….I have often found telling myself that maybe I need to put off writing for a more convenient time when things are a little less demanding ……maybe I need to slow down and that is what I have been sharing in my last few posts. But then again … I remind myself that life is not all about black and white and …this or that….we need to learn to swim in the shades of grey in between….that we mommies too need a few moments of sacred solitude to reach down into the depths of our spirits and souls which are so very essential to redeem and restore our sanity….and then a new word hits me- BALANCE
These days I am learning that Life is all about Balance…..something very similar to juggling balls. We all have our very own special balls to juggle- some choose to have more than others: career, family, children, academics, household work, writing, health, sports, relationships, friends, spiritual activities etc.It’s all about learning how to position each ball right so that we balance them all right without any falling down. With practice and the maturity of experience, we may someday become professionals at the juggling game and then maybe handle a few more balls with speed and ease!
Nugget of Life: While juggling the balls, it’s okay if some balls fall down sometimes as long as we remember to pick them up and start all over with a sharper focus- getting better each time!
Click for a related post and some 10 Practical Ways to Make The Most of Your Days: http://sparkylaurie.blogspot.com/2011/03/slow-down-to-speed-of-life.html
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