Mayday May Day

I woke up yesterday morning and realized that it was the first day of the week and the first day of the month of May. A beginning, to be sure! Then I thought about how a third of 2016 has already flown by. There’s still two thirds of the year left, though, and plenty of time to make 2016 a fabulous year even if it’s gotten off to a bit of a rocky start in my world.

My work has been stressful and disheartening this year. My time at work is limited and I can never seem to get ahead of the game. Every good thing seems to be paired with a disappointment and I just keep slogging away, day after day. It’s just not the most fulfilling thing right now. The blessing in disguise, I guess, is that it’s become really apparent to me that I need to have creative outlets. I need to have projects to work on.

The bad news is that I have three children, so when I’m home there’s plenty of day-to-day slogging to do there too. Work would be totally bearable if I could find some room for a creative outlet at home. Or if I deliberately made room for a creative outlet at home…

That’s really it, isn’t it? I’ve got to create the creativity. I really do need to make more time for that part of my life. And, of course I can–people do it all the time. And I have, just now, with this blog post. See? That was easy.

Now, I have to take care of a sniffly baby and pick her brother up from preschool and figure out what to cook for dinner and… you get the point.

At least I’ve still got two thirds of 2016 to figure out the work/life balance thing, right? What do you mean it’s impossible to get perfect? Eh, here’s to trying anyway!

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