It’s Easter Weekend and the first quarter of 2019 has been a nonstop whirlwind of activity. It was never my desire to ‘prune’ blogging. Homeschool life has been exceptionally demanding. Plus, I have my personal studies and the commitments I keep with volunteering. Not to mention, the priority and business of educating and serving my precious clients. I admit I’ve spread myself thin. I’ve started multiple posts in my mind by now and today is the first chance I’ve had to check back in here and actually get something published. (No surprise, it is a holiday weekend just like the last time I posted)

There is that place in my heart that longs to be secretly stuffing Easter baskets with treasures, colored eggs and taking photographs. My children are young adults now, so those things no longer appeal to them. Instead, I divert my attention to other activities and achievements. Writing research papers and piling on a spontaneous additional series of studies probably doesn’t reflect an ideal time management practice. But when incredible opportunities show up I sometimes accept them with enthusiasm fully aware that I will have to navigate the consequences.

It’s important to define the difference between trade-off and sacrifice. A trade-off in my mind is something that I have a high likelihood of resuming again in the near future. A sacrifice would be something I must accept that I may have to let go of forever. A lot of my decision making could be defined this way and I am very much at peace with it. I live each day doing my best to go to bed with no regrets and I keep a solid track record.

I have managed to keep up with my fitness and fashion challenges which I thought would just be a fun endeavor. I’ve been surprised that in some cases I decided finding a fashion item to reward my fitness efforts has been met with more effort than enthusiasm. Working out with a trainer helps me stay consistent at the gym, but maybe I will consider scheduling an appointment with a personal shopper, lol. Stay tuned. I’m not sure when or how that will unfold but it has now been written so time will tell where it goes.

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