Wednesday, June 22, 2022

My Great Balancing Failure

There are some things in my life that are so elusive that I’ve recently found myself giving up on any realistic opportunity to achieve them. One of the most elusive, and perhaps the one I’m most in need of is…


There are many different types of balance of course: work, church, exercise, volunteering, friendships, significant-other relationships, family time, hobbies, and on and on.

Candidly, I don’t feel like I have balance in any of these areas. 

With so many books, articles and other blog posts available on this topic you would think that I had figured out a system that works best for me. 

But, no. 

My solution? Go full speed, most of the time, in everything.

And just to make things a bit more complicated…for some reason I have been blessed (or cursed) with massive amounts of energy.

So…I’m actually able to go full speed, most of the time, in everything.

Maybe I’m overthinking balance. Just maybe, balance, for me, is to do everything I possibly can, for as many people that I can, for as long as I can?

Am I on to something? Long-awaited clarity perhaps? Chasing balance may not be the goal…instead, embracing my full life might just be the answer.

What is that elusive thing for you? 

Thanks for being here.




  1. That elusive thing for me- I deeply crave consistency from others. I want people to show up for me the same way I fiercely show up for them.

    An ongoing battle between my thoughts and emotions. Why can’t I find any good people these days? Maybe my expectations of others are simply too high?

    My solution: Continue being kind and caring while doing good for others, no matter what. 💕
    The Golden Rule- Matthew 7:12 ✨


  2. I think balance is a personal thing. Balance for me may be different than balance for you. I think the important thing is authenticity - be who you were made to be and be authentically balanced.

  3. I think balance is different in different seasons of our lives. What is elusive? Endless energy!