Life Lately

Hello, out there.  Remember me?  It's been weeks since I've even opened feedly, and my latest glance at my own blog revealed a measly 11 posts this year.  Eleven.  Pathetic, I tell you.  My apologies  to the any loyal readers who are still out there.

While going back to work in January hasn't been consistent smooth sailing, I feel like we've finally fallen into a routine that's comfortable.  Needless to say, with only a few limited hours with my sweet girl, blogging has definitely been the short straw in terms of priorities.  However, I do really want to keep blogging, I love knowing that anecdotes of our life at this exact moment exist.  Words to capture the everyday snippets of our daily routine, the growth and sweet milestones of my daughter's life - so I can one day look back on these with warm nostalgia and remember when.

But between teaching 26 first graders all day long, running errands, making a semi-nutritious and/or healthy dinner, quality time with my husband, and of course playing, giggling, and loving up my daughter…sometimes at the end of the day, a heaping glass of red wine - boxed, of course ;) - and kicking my feet up while I indulge in an episode of Scandal is all I can manage.  And don't get me wrong, this is not a complaint in the slightest, as I sincerely love my life, and everything in it.  But truly, I'm curious, how do you find balance?  Somedays, I feel like I'm a master juggler, all the balls are gloriously floating through the air harmoniously in sync, others, it feels like I'm callously dropping balls left and right.  Is there a secret formula I am missing, or does it just take time and practice?  

What's your secret to balancing everything in your life?



Leslie said...

I think if you're doing all that, you have the secret! We don't have any children, but it seems that work and just keeping up is all that I can do.

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

I will be welcoming a little girl in August and I too wonder how I will balance everything. Blogging is my little me space but I know once the little babe arrives it's going to take a backseat.

Mary said...

Balance is an ever-elusive thing. Find what works for you in the moment, and you'll continue to tweak it along the way, as the baby gets older, as you add another (?), as job demands change, as life dictates. It sounds like you're doing pretty well so far!

Holly said...

no secret, no balance! ;)which is why i barely blog twice a month now. haha.

bunnie hilliard said...

Still trying to find my rhythm and I'm 5 years and two kids in. Once you get into a good routine someone starts teething or potty training or mysteriously waking up 6 times a night. I just try to be as flexible as possible and keep a very short list to tackle each day. And then just do the best I can:-)