About Life Unbalanced
I think we all struggle to find that just right balance in life. We want to be a super mom, always have a clean house, never turn down an invitation. We want to be financially responsible, yet live life to its fullest (and living life to its fullest certainly costs money!). With all of life’s ups and downs, wants and needs, dreams and responsibilities, how do we possibly balance it all?
Finding balance in life often feels like an impossible task. Instead of focusing on finding balance, Life Unbalanced focuses on creating meaningful times with family and friends. From DIY projects that help make your home a welcoming space and recipes that help you get that all important time around the table, to ideas on new family traditions and tips on hosting dinner parties for friends.
Life Unbalanced strives to provide information and inspiration that leads to more memorable moments with those that mean most to you in life.
As a mom of 3, wife, daughter, sister, friend and having a never ending desire to see new places and experience all that life has to offer, I’ve definitely struggled with finding balance in it all.
In my attempt to find balance over the years, I was constantly on the search for “the best” way to do things. The best way to organize the mounds of paperwork perpetually finding its way into my house. The best cleaning schedule that will keep my house sparkling at every moment. The best way to keep track of the 136 items currently on my to-do list. Often times I thought I found “the one”, the best solution to my problem. I just knew I would have it conquered from here forward.
But it never failed that no matter what that best method was, it eventually stopped working. After years of what felt like spinning in circles, it occurred to me that maybe there are no best ways for everything in life. Maybe there are just a series of different ways of doing things, and as our lives and situations evolve, we just need to find the way that works best for us at that time. And even if our circumstances remain the same for years, sometimes you just need a change. So if something in your life is no longer working, don’t choose to view it as a failure. Instead, view it as a sign that it’s time to move on and try something new.
It’s through blogs that I’ve had a major source of what seems like an endless supply of new ways to do things. Along the way I also discovered that I have the ability to do things I never thought possible, like use power tools and make my own hot dogs (what?!). I was so amazed at the inspiration available from bloggers who shared their thoughts and ideas that I started to think I wanted to do the same. I’m no expert and don’t pretend to be. I just thought that maybe by sharing a few home projects, recipes, organization tips and other random thoughts and ideas along the way, I might be able to provide a little of the same inspiration to others.
And after all of that time I spent trying to find new and better ways to do things, thinking that it would help me find that elusive balance in life, I also figured something else out. There is no such thing as balance in life, at least not for me. So instead of constantly trying to figure out how to keep everything in balance, I decided I was just going to focus all of my efforts on those things that mean the most to me in life. A few of those things are trying to give my kids a childhood they’ll look back on with nostalgia, supporting my husband in doing the things he loves in life, being the type of friend I would want to have, and being there for others in their time of need.
It’s with these thoughts in mind that I want to share information through this blog. If I share an easy recipe that helps you get more family time gathered around the table, a decorating idea that makes your home feel more inviting, or an organization tip that allows you more time with the kids and less time searching for a lost sock, it may not give you balance in life but I hope it will help make life a little more fulfilling.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll visit often.