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January 22, 2015

My Own Version of Life Balance

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I love to encourage others in the area of life balance. It’s not an easy topic to tackle of course,...

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I love to encourage others in the area of life balance.

It’s not an easy topic to tackle of course, because it’s not black and white. It’s incredibly subjective, and it doesn’t have one right answer for everyone.

But that doesn’t deter me one bit, because in addition to feeling God’s calling on my life in this area, I have also seen firsthand how important this topic is to everyone: women and men, corporate professionals and stay-at-home parents, those barely getting by and others at the top of their careers.

Regardless of what walk of life you’re in, everyone struggles with balancing what we’ve got going on at any given time.

I’m constantly working on how to not only help others in this area, but also how to live it out in my own life as well. After all, you can’t offer something you don’t have, and you can’t lead others to where you are not.

That’s why I’m going to have a very different spring this year than I had fall of last year. Last fall, my life was jam-packed on the road every single week, traveling from city to city speaking, coaching and doing media appearances. That was the reality of that season of my life. (And I loved it by the way!)

But this spring will be a new season, and my schedule is going to reflect that. I won’t be on the road and I honestly won’t even be online very much. My son is due very soon and when he’s here, my focus will be on him 100%.

Instead of writing, speaking and coaching, my days will be filled with all of the joy and chaos, love and anxiety, wonder and exhaustion that comes with being a first-time mom. (And I am going to love it as well!)

The good news is that I’m not going off the grid entirely!

I’ve actually got weeks’ worth of blogs and social media posts written ahead of time that I’ve scheduled to post while I’m on maternity leave. That way, even when I’m on my couch in yoga pants, surrounded by burp cloths with dark circles under my eyes, you can always come here to find the answers and encouragement you need!

Working ahead to do more now so that I can do less then is one way that I am going to live out my passion of encouraging others and still practice what I preach about being present in the season that you’re in.

Thanks for walking with me in this journey as we all define our own version of life balance.

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  1. Dot says:

    So happy for you that you have it ready to roll, when the time comes. A relief you will enjoy. You probably have meals in the freezer, too. If not, , , those were always fun to pull out. It was like a treat. You are going to do well at being a Mom. Your mother taught you well.