When I started out the year, at the top of my writing goals were: (1) Dropping blog posts regularly; and (2) Releasing a book in the month of February.
So what happened? Well, in my defense, an unexplained cosmic phenomenon has occurred, which led to the unexpected, unanticipated, and premature arrival of March, which, based on my ca1cul4ti0n5, should not have been here for another forty-one days.
You should know that my noble intentions relating to my writing goals were just that—noble. For the first few days in January, everything seemed to be on track. I had prepared enough draft posts, sixty-seven to be exact, that were ready to be edited and sent out into the blogosphere. I was making progress on my book. Then voilà, March decided to make an early appearance. So unfair…this thing called time.
Anyway, the purpose of this post is to speak on the idea of finding the right balance, or perhaps the struggle to find balance in a sea of change that includes relationships, career, health, spirituality, and other personal and professional goals.
How does one balance between one’s own needs and that of others? And why is finding balance in our lives so important, yet so difficult?
Personally, I can pinpoint the source that led to me not advancing my top two writing goals for 2019. I chose to prioritize my financial goals.
Although this is my 28th year since I have been in the workforce, this is only my second year earning a six-figure salary—my pie-in-the-sky dream—you know, having enough to order that extra avocado on my salad without worrying about how much it costs.
To be transparent, the novelty of earning more than I have ever earned is fun, fresh, and exhilarating. I love the feeling of being able to do more for my family than I have ever done. I love the pursuit and thrill of experiencing more.
The question, however, that’s before me is: How do I balance experiencing “more” while creating sacred space to do what I love, which is putting pen to paper?
How do you find or create balance in your own life? I would like to know your thoughts.