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Monday, February 23, 2009

In pursuit of balance... what am I talking about?

I haven't spoken much about the partial name change of this blog....

I wanted it to be a bit more positive...I'm a firm believer in creating my own reality (or my own excellent life, really for the goal), and as much as possible focus on what's good. A friend recently mentioned that this blog reads pretty much that way...upbeat, positive, and the question was posed..."how are you really?"

Truth be told, I have as many ups and downs as the next person, and with the major events in our lives this last 6 months, particularly the sudden death of Patrick's mother, there has been a lot of heaviness in our home and lives. Some of it, I would say, somewhat inevitable, some, maybe not.....

But spring is around the corner, and spring is coming into our lives again too. I can feel it....

I have gripped somewhat in this blog, but for the most part, I talk about the good things, things that are lovely, things that are working, things that I'm working out or working on, and finding ways to improve.

I have strong perfectionist tendencies, hence, the use of the word BALANCE in the title. In my life what I want most clearly right now is a sense of balance. A balance of work, play and rest, a balance of order and relaxed disorder (chaos?), a balance social time and quiet time, a balance giving and receiving, a balance of fun and of reverence.....the list could go on indefinitely.....

I'll post more about some of the ways I achieve these balances, as they evolve. I'll try to keep this blog balanced enough in terms of ups and downs to feel authentic, while still knowing that what I ultimately want to focus on and send out over the miles to those who read, is a sense of what is good and positive more than what isn't......

Happy Monday world!