Around the start of the New Year, I was reading a few blogs that talked about their "word". A word that would describe how they wanted to live better maybe. I had thought hard about my word and I've always come back to one word...BALANCE. This is what I strive for in my life. In every aspect of my life I need balance. Family, marriage, me, excercise, diet, money, friends, and now....blogging.
I started this blog after reading someone elses blog post about how she wished that she knew certain things about her own mother while she was raising children. It's probably one of my all time favorite blog posts. Wouldn't you love to know what your mom was thinking about while you were growing up? What were her daily struggles, did she have a close friend to lean on, was she happy? Did the kids drive her nuts? I love that I have this blog to write my daily happenings...what's for dinner, how I'm feeling today, what the kids are up to right now, etc. Maybe someday the kids can look back at it.
What I don't love is that for a little while there I started to exhibit signs of.....blog envy. There..I said it. Blogging, for me, will not become about followers, views, and comments. As much as I love a comment after a blog post I just can't have balance in my life if I'm constantly checking my comment box. This is not my job. No one is paying me to sit here and write about my feelings. This is a hobby. My job is to Mother. And I love my job!
This is Griffy at the beach this morning...his first taste of sand!
* The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it~ Anonymous