This blog is a bit overdue, but better late than never, right? I spoke about this in a recent podcast interview, and wanted to share a bit more on the blog. So, if you’ve ever wondered “Is life balance truly possible,” read on for my opinion and what I hope to be some comforting words!
I believe very strongly in seasons.
Not just “Yay, it’s Fall, let’s go get a PSL” (I’ve never had one of those, so since I don’t like pumpkin flavor, and don’t like coffee, I don’t think I’d be fond of a PSL).
But rather seasons of life that are different for every individual and family.
For me, I just finished a “moving” season during which all of my days and nights were spent packing and carting boxes around. During this time, I hardly did any writing or ghost writing, and speaking of ghosts… I ghosted the majority of my social media presence.
Once our floors are installed (hopefully Monday! 🤞🏼🙏🏼), there will be a season of unpacking and decorating. I imagine the latter will be a lifelong thing, as it seems like I’d probably always be on the lookout for new ways to change things up and make things beautiful.
During the moving stage, there was no balance at all. It was all moving, all the time.
At the beginning of quarantine, it was all hanging out with Tommy all the time, and I got very little productive stuff done.
But there are these in-betweens, where life can feel more balanced.
I think that’s the key. Finding the sweet spots of balance in the in-betweens, when there’s nothing monumental going on – whether it’s finishing writing a book (oh man, there were a few 14-hour days of just writing when I first finished my makeup book, and one or two when I finished my goal-setting book!), moving, quarantine, whatever… Those are times where it’ll be much harder to achieve balance… But then you balance it with a period of rest after that.
So, if parts of your marathon are sprints, don’t be too hard on yourself. Sometimes it bes like that. Just make up for it with a well-deserved break, and try for a bit of balance afterward when things are more normal.
Big picture balance is achievable for sure! That’s what I think you should strive for if you’re wondering “Is life balance truly possible!”