Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BALANCE you say??

So, I finally signed up for the Blog Love E-Course offered by Elsie of A Beautiful Mess - whom I'm sure everyone has heard of!
The problem is, I have yet to find the time to dive in and really get down to the course. So, I'm adding this onto my (not very short, growing longer by the day) list of things to do! I'm extremely excited about it, don't get me wrong, I just feel like there isn't enough time in the day?!
Does anyone else find themselves struggling in trying to find that elusive BALANCE??! Because I'm having a real tough go of it!

I don't want to come across as whiny and I definitely don't want to use my space as a place for negativity, but I honestly would love how to hear how people are making all the aspects of their life work together. I work a M-F, 8 to 5 job... which most days results in longer hours than that. I own a home and all that goes with that. I have 3 little fur babies who demand attention. I have a blog I love to post on. I have crafts waiting to be created (so maybe, one day,I can open that Etsy shop) and now... I have a very new (well, new to you) and wonderful addition in my life. I have a new beau (who is not new to me - I've known him some time) and he is a single father of 4 (yes, 4) beautiful kiddos. It's become very important to both me and them - to be active in their life, which means being active in their activities, which now take up about 4+ nights a week! Need I go on??
So back to that crazy little thing called BALANCE...
How do you achieve being able to do it all? I mean, and being able to eat and sleep and function and not lose your mind? I know there are some incredibly talented and creative ladies out there who make it work - but I need to know HOW?
The last thing I want to do is lose a piece of me in all the other things going on in my life. But I know there is a way I can have it all! So, add that to my 'to do' list as well! Geez, it just keeps growing. I need to figure out how to do it all and not lose what makes me, well me!
This is me....
But I'm VERY open for suggestions. So, please, send them my way!
Lots of Love...
~Manda Jane~


  1. It sounds like we are in a similar place right now! Since starting my M-F job lost month I have had a hard time finding that balance but it seems to be coming back to me now. I find it so important to just have some me time and do the things that I love to do.

  2. hi laurie-beth! agreed. i think the thing that I'm going to have to focus on is making the time for me each week to do the things I enjoy/love.