When I was a little kid, my siblings and I had this monstrous treehouse. It was all wood and made you feel like you were in the Little Rascles film. The hardest part about having an amazing treehouse? You somehow had to get all of your toys in the tree while also climbing up yourself. It was always a challenge, and I’m sure some toys got lost in the shuffle, but it was the closest I ever felt to having total freedom.
Now that I’m older, and actually have freedom, the treehouse seems smaller. It wouldn’t be hard to get toys to the top, and I would probably lose interest fairly quickly.
I feel like life is that way sometimes. You picture being an adult as this big scary task where you have to juggle all of these items (work, relationships, etc.) while also making sure you have some happiness in life. But once you’ve arrived, it’s really less of a balancing act, and more of a survival act.
I try to make my life about love and experiences, but it typically feels more like a never ending sprint than an actual marathon. I’m working on keeping everything balanced, but it’s not easy. As soon as I feel one aspect of my life being lifted, I notice another portion slipping.
I’m actually pretty good at multitasking, but getting everything done in a day doesn’t mean your life has balance! Over the next few months I am going to work on the balance of my life. I hope my Etsy shop grows, I hope my job responsibilities at work increase, and I hope my relationships with others deepen. That’s a lot of requests for someone who is also wanting a relaxing lifestyle!
I’m writing this down so you keep me accountable. I will be spending a great deal of time with my family over the holidays, so stick with me while I work on my juggling act! I’ll keep you posted. 🙂