Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I've been thinking about what I should blog about today, but I'm uninspired. It seems like I frequently come up with topics that are all about balancing your life or keeping your perspective, but in reality, I'm the one who needs to hear those things.

It's very difficult to live a life of responsibility plus set a little time aside for personal pursuits. And, while I know it has been done before, I often wonder if its the right choice for everyone. I know for myself that if I neglect my responsibilities, I will literally get depressed and my life will become a jumbled mess. On a similar vein, I have a friend who texted me the other day to say that she was depressed and she didn't want to do anything or go anywhere. I texted her back saying that working and doing when you don't want to are two major keys to happiness in life. The only problem is that it's so counterintuitive, when you feel like crap, to get up and be productive!

Anyway....the moral of this story is that I have to pack and write and bake and clean and get kids dressed and take kids to preschool and practice the organ for church on Sunday and go running and I don't want to do it. Any of it.

I'm sorry, because Deb's post was so positive yesterday, but this is one of those moments when I really need to hear that I'm not the only one. I mean, we can't all be Graham, right?

Okay. I'm done complaining. I will get started on my life now. :)


  1. Of course you're not the only one. Trying to find time is one of my daily...errrr...hourly struggles. I don't have the answers but I do know that if you don't find that time for yourself, to follow your dreams, you won't truly be happy.

    Good luck, my friend!

  2. I agree. It's important to have some personal time as well. I think women tend to feel guilty when we make time for ourselves because we have so many important responsibilities. But, in order to give our best to those other responsibilities, we can't lose ourselves in the process.

    Hang in there Tart. You are definitely not the only one who has felt that way. Just do what you can and set aside some regular "You" time, even if it's only 20 minutes a day, which is what I'm averaging.