Life has been busier lately.  I don’t know how much of that is due to the warmer weather and how much of it is my family moving to Texas.  I’m sure it’s probably a little of both. Recently I’ve felt like I’m always racing against the clock, trying desperately to accomplish all of the things I want/need to do and never feel like I complete quite as many tasks as I had hoped.

I’m a master list maker and try my hardest to stay organized and focused but even with lists in every direction I turn, it just doesn’t feel like enough.  While I try to get everything done, evaluating the importance of each task really need to take priority.  I value blogging and the opportunities I’ve been provided and friends I have made but I don’t want to forsake my family in the name of blogging.  I just really need to make more of a concentrated effort to prioritizing my to do list.

You’re probably asking yourself where this is all coming from.  I’m having a really difficult finding a balance.  In the last two weeks, I’ve missed posting twice and feel so much guilt because of it.  I’m really trying to make posting a priority each day but sometimes it just doesn’t come together and life doesn’t allow for it.  I need to stop beating myself up because in the long run, it really doesn’t matter.

The migraine I had in February was just the first of many headaches I’ve had recently.  Too many to count but at least once daily, usually lasting all day long.  Since my eyes have been checked and I’ve had an MRI, I have to wonder what the cause is.  It could be one or a number of things but I’m my guess is it’s a combination of allergies and stress and I’m not really sure how much longer I can tolerate it and keeping up the same pace.  So now begins my quest to pace myself and really focus on what’s important and do other things as time permits.

How do you balance blogging and home life?  Have you ever had to take a step back to make your life less stressful?

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