It’s an interesting task, finding the balance between the work/normal and creative lives…
At first, there’s a dramatic dropping of the scales to one side or the other. You’re in a place where one aspect languishes while the other the other thrives. …Then there’s the guilt of paying too much attention to one and not the other.
Gradually, though, a delicate balance takes foothold. Well, maybe “toehold” –that’s where I am now.
I would *love* to reach the day where I’m that kid who finally succeeds in standing in the middle of the see-saw, maintaining that precarious balance needed to remain on top while both parties on either end try to bounce the other–and me–off their seat.
Some days I think I’m nuts to throw in to my balancing act not one, but two more objects. Those would be my venture into the world of tweeting and this. How can I balance work (which gets so stressful it’s mentally draining), hausfrau duties, yard/garden projects, writing or editing my stories AND keep my blog & Twitter accounts up to date?? Ugh. This is when the song “Some Nights” by Fun. really speaks to me. Then listen to their track “Carry On” and I start to feel a bit better.
Wow. Typing this out I realize that this is my longest post yet. Woot! It’s still short as some blog posts go, but hey, I’m still trying to find that balance… some sort of equilibrium in my crazy world.
But I know I’ll get there. 🙂