Are you a mom who has dreams but very little time to work on them? Me too.
I carve out space here and there, wondering if the day will ever come when I will have more time.
I know someday I will miss the dirty socks thrown across the living room floor and the dishes piled high threatening to crash to the ground below because of the massive pile up…HaHa. Yeah, right!
I know my days are numbered when I will no longer sit through little league baseball games, the junior high dramas, and the nights of ensuring all the homework gets done.
My littles are not so little anymore. The eldest is fifteen and the youngest is eleven.
I’d love to write to you now that I have it all figured out.
I’d love to tell you that I keep all the balls in the air and don’t even coming close to dropping one.
I’d love to write that my dreams are progressing and my family life is amazing.
But I can’t.
But do you know what I can write?
That along the way I have realized that my family is more important than any dream I could chase.
Remembering the time I have with them makes me shut my laptop, put down my phone, and focus on who is right in front of me.
I used to drive myself crazy thinking I had to be everywhere at one time. I needed to network and post “X” times a week on my blog. I needed to have something scheduled every day of the week on social media.
And then I realized I had it all wrong.
I didn’t need to do any of those things to be seen or known. God knows my dreams and my name. And when the time is right HE will open the doors…or not. Either way, I will choose to see the blessings and not ignore the little ones He has entrusted to my care.
For me, balance is knowing when to say “yes” and when to say “no” and trusting God when I feel like I’m moving two steps back, not forward.
Balance is trusting that the dreams, even though they may take longer than I hoped, will come true.
I could easily spend all my time online. I love meeting new people. I love reading other people’s words and sharing them with others, and I love writing. I could become obsessed with the validation I get from being online…because we all know as a mom you get very little!
I want my kids to see me working hard toward my goals, but even more than that, I want them to see me being present in their everyday lives.
And if that means I work a little here and a little there, and my pace takes on that of the tortoise and not the hare, then I’m okay with that.
So, yeah, I can’t write that I have motherhood and dream chasing all figured out and down to a T, but I can say that I don’t worry about it any more.
“Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices.” (Source Unknown)
Shared by: Alecia Simersky