Friday, August 02, 2013
I knew this year had been flying by, but didn't realize how fast until I looked at the last time I blogged: January!
What happened to faithfully blogging each month? What happened to checking in with my Spark Friends? Where on earth did the time go?
I'm just not that good at juggling, I guess. When one thing is going well, the others tend to fall by the wayside. Either the house is clean or supper is cooked. Either I'm doing well with our homeschooling or I'm caught up on my social media. Either I'm logging my food and Sparking or I'm...doing something else.
I haven't even been able to fit in as many bike rides in the past three months as I did in any one month last summer.
Balance. I need balance. Part of that balance includes getting up earlier to accomplish what needs done. I don't rise at dawn anymore, partly because my children are not tiny anymore and don't need me to get them out of bed -- or head them off before they do some major destruction. In fact, our household is a late-night household because of my husband's work schedule (3-11 p.m.) so none of us get up at the crack of dawn. This works just fine with my night-owl tendencies.
However, it's not getting the job done with the sheer number of things I have to accomplish as a busy mama who:
*is involved in my church,
*is a freelance copy editor
*has a house that is not self-cleaning
*is responsible for the main meal at noon-ish
*has a semi-social-but-not-really life that needs tending
*needs to exercise regularly
*is trying to learn an instrument or two on my own
I don't have enough hours in the day because I don't allow myself to have enough hours in the day. I like staying up late. I like sleeping in. But it's catching up, and I'm not exactly ecstatic about that.
One good thing about my Spark journey, as sporadic as it's been, is that my daughter signed up for Spark Teens as soon as she turned 13, and is getting connected with other teens who are looking for a healthier lifestyle. Maybe she'll be an inspiration to ME, instead of the other way around!