Ya, it's been a while...actually a really long time. But here I am, back at it! So you may have noticed I kinda dropped of the face of the earth for a bit. And I'm not going to make any excuses, because that's exactly what I did.
There is so much talk out there about finding balance, creating balance, living a balanced life and yada yada yada. And to be honest, I really believed that for a while. But now, after 10 months or so, I have come to the conclusion that balance isn't always the answer. So what am I talking about?!
This past (almost) year as been challenging to say the least. From raising 2 kids, while working 3 jobs, going to school and trying to take care of myself and a household...plus the blog...there was a lot of juggling going on. And it was doable...for a while at least. But then I started to become a person that I didn't really want to be: irritable, stressed out, exhausted and generally annoyed with just about everything. And not exactly a lot of fun to be around.
Now I can't remember the exact moment it happened...but at some point I had had enough and said "screw it".
Forget the never-ending list of responsibilities and to-do's. Be you, be happy and do what you need to do.
And so I did. I started to slowly weed out the things that I didn't need to be stressing over, and unfortunately, at the time, this blog was one of those things. There were a few others in there that also didn't make the cut. But what that process did, was allow me to truly focus my energy on what was important and eliminate the background noise, the chatter, the negativity and never feeling like I was doing enough. So what did I focus on?
Well this to start:
Yep, I finally managed to finish my program! A lot of work over the past two years, but I am now officially a Registered Holistic Nutritionist!
I also managed to go from 3 jobs to just 2! And when I wasn't studying or working, it was spending time with my family. I guess the biggest lesson I learned is that more isn't better. Being busy isn't always a good thing. And balance...forget balance. Focus on what you need to focus on. Ya, sometimes that pendulum may just hang there, but it's OK if it swings back and forth. Just go with the flow. If things feel like they're too much...then they likely are, so cut a few loose. No guilt, no shame. Don't try and be Superman or Wonder Woman...just be you.
OK, now that my rant is over...stay tuned for some big things on my end. I will be offering a bunch of new services shortly! Can't wait to show you what's next!