As a child (or now) did you ever walk along a thin elevated surface (rail road tracks, parking stoppers, walls etc.)? I know I did, well attempted to. I was never very good at it as I lack balance when walking on a normal surface, let alone a thin restricted one. Great balance and control was required and I just couldn’t do it very well. Not to say I couldn’t walk a few feet, but I would almost always waver and sway to one side or the other.
I have always struggled with balance, not only in walking, but in my life. I struggle with balancing all of these responsibilities and needs and desires in my life. Right now I am trying to walk this balance beam and you are all witnessing me falling again and again. I’m convinced eventually I’ll make it, but I’m trying to figure out how to get to that point. I have never worked a full-time job before, and I’m still pretty new at this wife stuff too. Adding these two factors together has turned out to be pretty disastrous. I am trying to figure out how to balance a 40 hour work week, household duties, physical needs (sleep, exercise, eating well), social needs (yes, social interaction is a need), spiritual needs, relationship/marriage needs, and then so many desires (Blogging, reading, photography, essential oils, doula studies, etc).
Please don’t take this post as me complaining, because I’m not. I’m so thankful for where I’m at in life and I know SO many people who have so much more on their plates or are struggling in different ways. I’m not trying to say poor me, instead I’m reaching out. Working wives, how do you manage your home, work, social life etc? I know that thousands of women pull this lifestyle off everyday, some better than others and I know I can make it work, just at this point I don’t know how.
What are your tips for managing all of these aspects of your life?