Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Oh how I thought I was busy...before I had a child

I'm working like a mad woman to be the best mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and employee that I can be. That's really all I know how to do because I'm a Type A personality with a pretty hard core competitive spirit. I'm learning though (slowly but surely) that balance is the key, but I just haven't quite mastered that part yet. If another woman stood before me and told me that you can be a fantastic, dedicated mother, have a strong marriage with the fires still burning, be at the top of your field, manage multiple, true friendships, stay in shape, have a spotless home and prepare delicious and healthy meals for your family and still come out truly happy, I'd smile and say, "Congratulations!" (because I'm a polite, southern lady like that), but I'd know she was lying. Unless she had a staff of about 12 of course.

Can you have it all? A true, harmonic work/life balance in the 21st century? I want it least I think I do. And I wake up every day trying to achieve it. What I'm learning, however, is that sometimes you have to let a thing or two go, including the guilt, and just be happy.

Thanks for joining me on my journey, and please share your advice and stories along the way. Maybe we can help each other make things a little less momplicated and get better at this crazy wonderful juggling act called life.


  1. I hear ya! BTW, love your blog's name. Look forward to reading more.

  2. Mine is 2 already, and I'm just now realizing that balance is the goal. It's hard to let some things slide, but I'm learning that there is an acceptable pace somewhere below frenetic, and everyone winds up being happier there.
    It was a revelation to me when I suddenly understood that no one is going to create balance in my life except me. I have make the decision to say no sometimes, and I have to be the one who says it's OK.
    Hang in there! I'm enjoying your blog. :)

  3. Teresa, I have a tough time saying no too, and for some reason I feel guilt for everything. I agree that no one can create the balance except for me, but oh how I wish there was just some magic potion. It's a work in progress, but I hope I see some progress soon...for my sanity and for those around me! :)

    Thanks for reading!