I've been missing from blog-land for a bit. And not out of desire, but out of pure, maddening, headache-inducing lack of time. My job has been increasingly demanding recently and something had to give. So between the 11+ hour days in the office, plus the laundry and other less-than glamorous household duties, my blog suffered.
And now, after a bit of time, I am here to tell you that my house is pristine, every item on my to-do list is checked off, and I got a huge promotion from all the time spent in my office!
But I did learn a bit of a lesson, which is that balance is so important. Working a longer day here and there, or spending some extra time on a project in the house - these things are necessary. But allowing for one aspect of my life to take over just is not beneficial. And over these past few weeks, all of my personal to-dos have suffered: my gym going has decreased, my nightly removal of makeup has been sporadic, I've spent less time in my home with my family, and I missed my blog. Regardless of how small or how unimportant in the grand scheme of things, these all give me a sense of accomplishment and pride, and just make me feel good. And if I feel good, that can only benefit the other areas of my life.
So, starting now - the balancing act is back. And I'd love to hear from you - how do you manage balancing all of the demands on your time?