I’m going to break from today’s regular programming on the Untitled Book #2 series to bring Journal Entry #3 your way. So, stay tuned . . .
I’ve got to level with you. I’m feeling like life is passing me by and that I’m simply trying to catch up with it somehow. Lately, life has involved mostly writing and new product development strategizing. Sure, I still grocery shop, cook, check on the parents, and do the essential weekly duties for my husband and children; but I’ve been having to let a lot of things slide for the past couple of weeks and will probably continue to do so until I release my reading/writing tools this month.
My Spring household projects have been pushed back until Summer, which is officially here in a few days. And what that looks like is basically me just barely keeping household chores afloat. I’ve already dedicated the rest of June to getting by with the least amount of cleaning possible. I’m in survival mode right now, folks. So, surface cleaning and tidying are the immediate go-tos for now. And, I’ve been so upset with myself for not getting my and my son’s weekly schedules in order just yet.
I’m telling you — many of my personal goals (like adequate sleep and exercise) have been placed on hold because I’m determined to complete this major goal of mine. And I’m not saying that I’m proud of living in a less-than-ideal mode of functionality, but I’m putting some necessary focus into the areas that need the most attention at the moment and hoping that the other areas will be patient and wait for me to pick them up again in a few weeks or so. After all, I’m just one person trying to wear many hats.
Actually, at times, it feels like I’m putting life on hold, but then I realize that I’m not. I’m alive and, therefore, I’m totally living life. Time stands still for no one. It keeps flowing, so as long as I’m breathing, I’m moving along with it (just maybe not with the state of quality I’d like to, at times). Maybe I should just say that aspects of my regular life routine are being put on hold. Yeah, that sounds better.
But then again, I’m totally living my best life in some monumental ways. I’m afforded the privilege of doing what I love (writing) in the place I love being (the comfort of my own home). And not only am I writing, but I’m writing about writing (and reading) — two of my love interests. And what brings me even more joy is the thought that doing what I love on a subject that I love has a chance to go out into the world and show the love I have in helping people make moves toward living their best lives as well. One thing I can say for sure is that I have a whole lot of love going on in my life.
As I close out this post, I have to admit that a journal entry was needed today (for my own sanity, anyway). Maybe it’s a little selfish of me, because my writing today is totally about what I needed to do for me instead of providing more of a benefit to you. So, I apologize for that, but I needed a little pick-me-up to get me through this middle of the week period. I think journaling will give me that extra boost that I need for another day of grinding things out. I’m not complaining though; I’m really not. I’m thankful for the life I’ve been given — imperfect and all.
I hope you appreciate the life you’ve been given and take one day at a time as you navigate within its complexities. In the chaos you might find yourself currently in, try to find time to enjoy the little things and realize that unbalanced periods in your life can be more of the exception to the rule instead of the rule to live by. Strive a little each day to get back to a place of normalcy and balance that allows you to experience the quality of life you desire and deserve.