July 30, 2012

Trying to find Balance.....

Well Hello Friends! It's been a couple of days, since I have been on my blog. I have missed it. I have thought about it often, and kept thinking about posting, but I am having a huge issue with balance the past couple of days.

 Balance......seems easy enough. Right now we are in the slowest time of our life. By that I mean, the kids aren't playing soccer. We aren't running to practice a couple of times per week or games on the weekend. In fact, I haven't seen my children most of the summer. So why am I so unbalanced?

Well, let me tell you.

 I work full-time outside of the home. 
I'm married.
I'm a momma to two great kids. (No really, they're pretty great.)
I sell Scentsy.
I sell Velata. (Part of the Scentsy Family)
I like reality (trash tv).
I have 4 dogs.
I started running again. 
Try to help keep the house running smoothly. 
The Olympics.
I like to read.
I like spending time with my friends.
Oh yeah, and I blog!
All of these things have taken bits and pieces of my time for one reason or another. I feel like I am spinning in circles, trying to balance it all, yet I feel like I don't do anything a lot of the time. 

I need to keep up on my coupons, but I don't have time. I need to balance the checkbook more often, but I don't have time. I need to read book 3 of 50 Shades of Grey, but I don't have time. But in reality, I do. I just have poor, poor, poor time management.

In fact, I feel like I was cruising along pretty smoothly, balancing the fam (easy to do when we are down 2 kids), working, blogging (sometimes even blogging when I am supposed to be working - shhh don't tell on me!)

And then.....

Something new came along and I started pouring my attention into it - allowing it to consume 2 whole days of my life. Leaving the blog, leaving the checkbook, leaving the fam (sorry guys), and even leaving work behind....


Scentsy itself isn't new, but they just announced their new brand last Thursday and I was intrigued.  
Something new. Something different. Something that could be the reason I quit Corporate America.
Something else that is going to require time, attention, and balance.

I need to focus. I really need to get time management in order, because I don't want to fail. I want to be successful in my ventures. I have a down-line. A team that relies on me (well some of them do). I want to be a mentor, a friend, and a successful business partner to each of them, but I am unbalanced. I need to figure out how not just one, not just two, but 3 business ventures will fit into my life successfully. I have a great opportunity in front of me, but it will be tough to balance it all. I have put my Scentsy business on the bottom of the list many times, because I don't have time. If I could make the time, I could be very, very successful while working from home. People do it all of the time. I have 3 opportunities in front of me that could make this a reality to me, but I am scared.

You know what they say, "Jack of all trades, master of none." (I don't want to be that guy).

Just so you all know, I have worked on my coupons today. I have watched a bit of trash tv, and I have worked my Velata business a bit, I did my Couch to 10k workout, and I worked (really I did work) at my Corporate America job 95% of the day.

I'm working on being intentional with my time. I am working on balancing things out. 

How do you keep your life balanced?

Now hop on over to Life of Meg and Mingle!! 



  1. You know, I consider myself a responsible person and I am horrible at time management. I mean, I have a full-time job, no kids, a husband who is away, I work out everyday, I read blogs obsessively everyday, and I watch way too much t.v. I would think I'd be able to find time to clean, ya know? (Right now, I'm putting off lesson planning.)
    I have no balance and I don't know how to find it. I obsess about one thing or another and everything else falls by the wayside.
    (Oh, and annoying people on Facebook keep asking me to sell Scentsy for them/with them :)

    1. I'm sure if I really took ownership of where I spent my time, I would see why I feel so overwhelmed and unbalanced. I would be interested to know how much time the average person spends surfing the internet without true intention!

      Sorry for the annoying people on Facebook who are asking you to sell Scentsy for/with them! I'm sure they mean well! Convention just happened, so everyone is energized and ready to work their business! ;0) Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Balance is something I have trouble with as well. I think its because I want to do everything, and I hate dissapointing people. At work one time my Assistant Principal introduced me as Casey "Can't Say No" Coleman. That really got me thinking that I needed to try to practice saying no. I have gotten better, but there is still sometimes where I feel guilty saying No.

    1. I completely understand what you are saying. I can't say no to very much! I'm always trying to make people happy, no matter where it is. Being an adult sucks sometimes!! Thanks for visiting!

  3. It's tricky finding balance. I don't have kids or pets (yet!), so it's just work, and the boyfriend that I really need to balance. Somehow no matter how many lists I make, or how good my intentions are I seem to miss something or fall behind on my to-do list.
    I absolutely empathize with your feelings here, sadly I don't have much in the way of advice to offer. I find taking a few minutes for myself when I start feeling overwhelmed, to write in a journal or listen to a little music helps calm me down.


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