Do you ever get so busy running your life that your feel like you’re not living your life?
I hope I’m not the only one.
There are days where I get so caught up in the details that I miss the point entirely.
Like when I take time to fix Seth lunch in between loads of laundry, but don’t take 10 minutes to eat with him, and as a result, I wind up with a bowlful of mac ‘n cheese dumped in Erin’s bouncy seat.
Or when I line up a baby sitter and send off registration forms so that Jim and I can attend a conference for my jewelry business, but then have to admit to myself that I haven’t held a successful show in almost a year.
Or when I’m working so hard to fit together the puzzle pieces of our business conference/anniversary celebration trip to Las Vegas in November that I find myself “dreading the ordeal” rather than “anticipating the getaway.
Or even in that I’m
finding obsessing over lots of cute crafts and snacks and paper products for Seth’s monkey-themed 3rd birthday party (yes, the one that is months and months away) that I’m missing out on these fleeting moments of still-sort-of-my-baby two.
I don’t want to be that mom. That wife.
I want to be more present, and yet, I find that I’m really struggling with the balancing act that is life. And I know that I’m not alone in that.
What do you do to try to keep a degree of balance in your daily life?