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It’s no joke that I have neglected this blog in the last few months. But! It’s been for good reason. I’ve been out enjoying my life. And when I started this blog, I made a promise to myself to still do things for me and not just to get a good blog post out of it.
So a lot as happened in this last month. I’ve been to several festivals downtown Raleigh, I (temporarily) picked up a second job, I made some big leaps in my career, I got a new car (RIP little Nissan) and I finished planning mine and Mike’s trip to Scotland that comes at the end of this week. All in all, life is wonderful.
And that’s how life should be, a balance of work and carefree. A life that is always on the move, always learning, and always having fun. No matter what I do in my life I always need to balance or counteract it with something else. I can’t just do one thing over and over and be content. Maybe that’s just the artist/free spirit in me. But I need balance. I crave balance.
For instance, when I have work to do, I always give myself time away from the project, to take my mind off of it and to destress. 9 times out of 10 I will come back with more ideas and especially more energy for the project. But I think most of us are ok with taking time off work.
But I think most of us are ok with taking time off work. So that being said, laziness also has a time and place in all our lives, but laying in bed day in and day out is not good for you either. There is so much to do and see in this world I can’t imagine missing out on a second of it. Take a day off, and lay in bed, binge watch a Netflix show, but then go do something social, explore, try something new. Get out there and make some memories!
In my own experience, I’m much happier when life has a give and take, usually of things I have to do balanced with things I want to do. But in the end it’s my time on this Earth, and I never want to be ungrateful for the time I’ve been given. I’ve learned to not stress about the little things and just enjoy the experience. And right now, what is not to enjoy. I have a wonderful boyfriend, dog, family, job(s), and life. Not to mention a vacation to look forward to!
I hope you have things in your life that bring you joy to help balance life’s hectic and crazy way. Remember, everything in moderation. 😉