Tuesday, April 09, 2013

the art of balance

 A dear friend congratulated me the other day, "You have finally achieved the art of balance."
Well, not like this cat lady above but I do try to find balance every day.  Just when you think you've got it, things happen to throw you off your balance.  Life is a balance, right?
 I ask you how do you juggle life?  How do you balance everything?  
 Do you take time to hold on to friendships?  Do you take time out to play and have some fun?
 What about couple time and romance?  
Oh, and what about the babies, the children, work, fun?
How do you balance it all?
Sometimes life is truly like a circus.

Congrats to the Louisville Cardinals on last night's winning game.
I thought about the players and how they balance the stress that must go with winning and losing.
Everything requires the art of balance, right?

19 comments:

Glamour Drops said...

Indeed, that delicate art of balance is a hard trick to not only master, but to maintain. And there's the rub I think. Maintaining it, in the increasingly demanding expectations we put on ourselves.

I realised, only a few years ago, that not working on weekends is my way of maintaing balance. Doesn't always quite pan out that way, when projects are crazy, but just having that distinction between time off and time on is my sanity clause.

Glamour Drops said...

forgot to mention just how fabulous that cat lady photograph is!

Lobster Meets Peach said...

For as long as I can remember, my wise Gram has told her grandchildren that no one can have it all. While that did not mean much to me as a small child it does at this point in my life. A happy marriage is at the top of my list followed by my children so from time to time other things slip but it doesn't bother me as much as it used. Give and take right?

Gabriel Savaris Ignácio said...

Lovely, very lovely <3

VictoriaArt said...

Not easy to find this hot commodity. I am trying day by day, small steps in the right direction, balance the needs with the wants, the health with the indulgence, the toughness with softness.
Thank you for this reminder for balance, not to mention the glorious pics.

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I love these photos, Patricia! Balance is definitely easier said than done...xoxo

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Patricia,
I am working on it....I'm 72, think I'll make it before...........???
Great Post!

Kwana said...

Fantastic pics. I love the woman in the catsuit. I just take things as they come. Need to work on the balance part a bit more.

The Buzz Blog said...

Ahh... it's all in the balance, isn't it? We feel like circus seals on a ball sometimes, but always find time to clap! We find that if we do one of our many duties well, and not perfectly, then that's good enough.
xxoo
C + C

Jennifer C. Webb said...

I'm still working on "balance." I'm quick to cancel plans, let things go etc. to accommodate a client. But I have learned to ask for help when I need it...from friends, family and even if I have to pay for it! And it gives such satisfaction when I can return the favor.

pve design said...

Thanks everyone for all your comments and encouragement....on the art of balance. Now let me try the tight rope....
pve

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I work on balance every day and often look to your blog posts for encouragement and guidance. Your posts always start my day off right! Love the photos too!!

annie@mostlovelythings said...

balance is an art for sure. On another note...I was leaving a long note or comment after reading your interview which I very much enjoyed and when I went to publish the comment...it disappeared. I'll try again...

Karen Albert said...

Patricia, God gave me no choice. With the medical issues these last two years I was stopped cold. I needed to regroup and prioritize; take time I needed for rehab again and again and now once again.

The good things are my gratefulness to family and friends, spending more time with them.

Oh and I received the beautiful note cards today. Thank you!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

CDS said...

Some days the balancing act is easier than others...but who are we kidding...now a days, there is always some sort of balancing show! :)

BRASWELL said...

I agree with CDS some days are easier than others. Meditation before I start the day helps me ever so much, as does the gratitude journal. take care. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

jennifer said...

Beautiful pictures and post. It's a hard trick to balance your life, but if you are happy some things can be put aside.

pve design said...

Jennifer,
It was the dog getting skunked that threw me off balance. I think that's the art, to balance what get's tossed one's way.
pve

pretty pink tulips said...

So true!! I definitely do better on some days, but I try to stay balanced. Exercise, yoga and time for reflection all help!

xoxo Elizabeth