Finding Balance In An Unbalanced Life…….

Impromptu Promptlings Sandbox Writing Challenge: Balance

“My point is, life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The pina and the colada.”  ~Ellen DeGeneres~

So, I’ve been giving this a lot of thought,,,even spent my Soul Stroll this morning, mulling it over. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m almost always in a state of perpetual teetering………I know how important it is to achieve a healthy balance in all areas of my life…the physical, the mental, emotional and spiritual. I also know they all go hand-in-hand. But, with that said, I also know that, at least for me, it’s dam near impossible to find balance in all those areas, at the same time. It just ain’t happening. I’m a 52 year old woman in the midst of menopause…one day I’m trying to battle my physical limitations….lately it’s been more about my emotional state of well being……..When I concentrate on one area, another is inevitably going to suffer. I’ve never been very good at multi-tasking.


I built this little ‘cairn’ along the shoreline(Thanks C!!) on my stroll this morning. Now, for all intents and purposes, it’s relatively balanced, for now. As the tide continues to come in, the sand is going to soften, and those shells are going to start losing their balance, and will eventual fall over. That’s the story of my life! I find balance, I teeter, I fall, I rebuild and start again!

I also know, that if this ‘assignment’ had come to me 10 years ago, my post would be entirely different……I’d probably be talking about balancing family life with work and me time. As we evolve, grow and age, I think so to our definition of balance……..

So, have I found balance….not even close…..My life is as balanced as this mornings shoreline……I was walking on an even stretch of beach, only to come across some dips…..I could have detoured around them, but preferred walking through the them. I find I like the challenge. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get it all in sync, but in the meantime, I’ll keeping on working at it.


10 thoughts on “Finding Balance In An Unbalanced Life…….

  1. Oh! What a beautiful visual the cairn along the seashore makes. It’s almost a sermon in itself. I feel much better after reading what you’ve written and some of the comments. Especially what you said about being in a state of perpetual teetering. Makes me think I expect a bit too much of myself, take myself a little too seriously. Thanks SO much for your insightful comments! Loved this post.

  2. First, what an absolutely gorgeous header. I’ve not been here before, but you have a really nice looking blog. And your cairn! It might be small, but from the picture, it looks massive! As if settled there back in the dawn of time.
    As I read your thoughts, put forth here, I saw a lot of myself in your journey, as I went through menopause. Beautiful post!


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  4. Hi! I’m here via Calensariel, and I’m following due to the inspirational header. I’ve just embarked in the Sandbox and like reading others’ responses before I give my own. It’s interesting the different ways that people tackle it. I’m 53 and have perhaps have some signs of perimenopausal changes mostly in the form of a pudding head some days. Like you, I’ve decided to embrace it and roll with changes, make a friend of anything that comes my way. I like the background colour of your blog. I had a room once in a similar colour and I found it ‘balancing’.

    • Hello Safar ..welcome to the Sandbox and Thank You! I’ve been playing around with the colors lately…trying different hues ‘on’ to see what fits :))
      I can relate to the pudding head, lol. I’ve been calling it mush brain myself! Here’s hoping we all find our own balance!

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