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3-11-2010 - Need balance

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I have reading a couple blogs and they seem to have a similar theme finding time to do what you want especially the need to be active on Spark. I know I can get really intense and have been about Sparkpeople and the commitment that is needed to really use it properly. Its the proper use of the tools and understanding how to apply the information to your life that makes the journey flow. In the last year I have run the entire gambit for ok...yeah....oh...wow...woooho
oo and I got it, I have tried to always find the balance in this journey and just in lifes journey. I had a dear friend who kept reminding me that as long as I keep balance I will succeed. he was a good friend and taught me to really listen to myself to ask questions and find the answers, he would never tell me an answer just ask more questions.
I like the time I spend reading and commenting here. I love to learn about my friends here and hope that I can encourage them and say the right thing. I do feel I must keep balalnced spending time here and using that time wisely. I have responsiblities here of course and love spending time with hubby.
I am going to keep things as they are and try to make sure I keep my focus when sparking on sparking so that I can get done what I want.
Tomorrow I am going to my uncle's funeral, I have not seen him or that side of the family since my dad died. things happened that hurt me personally and deeply, so I had to just disconnect. I grew up in Ill and they all lived in CA, we didnt see much of them, but i did love them all, they were my dad's family. Funny how one sided that can be. He was an older brother and has been ill for some time. I am going to meet my sister and attend the funeral, I am not sure if she had not been out here on a visit that i would have gone alone. I just dont know. I feel in part I am doing this out of respect for my dad and being there for him and our family.
So have a cool evening and great Friday!!!!
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  • TRAVELNISTA
    emoticon this was my post to the blog for Monday. I edited and out it under the right thread. I should stop doing too many things at once.


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    3910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/15/2010 2:10:59 PM
  • FLASHJUSTFLASH
    good old dnew emoticon
    3912 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    Excellent blog my friend. I'm right there with you. Sorry to read about your Uncle. I hope that the funeral brings peace & comfort to you and your family. You're in my prayers as always. Lots of love to you, Dawn (I miss talking to you)
    3912 days ago
  • -TAMI-
    Balancing our lives is hard even without our Spark addiction.
    I have a lot of trouble with balancing my Spark time. The fact is, I would love to spend a lot more time on Spark then I do but I know it wouldn't be healthy for my real time life or my marriage.
    What can I say, I'm hooked on Spark. I wish there were two of me; one for Sparking and one for living the rest of my life. emoticon
    Good luck finding and keeping your balance.
    3912 days ago
  • DIFROMWYOMING
    I still struggle with balancing my time here, and since I have so little time during the day I end up trying to do this when I should be doing homework or spending time with DH. He is the most patient man EVER for loving me enough to let me ignore him when I need to be here instead. I'm still figuring this out, too. emoticon
    3912 days ago
  • TRAVELNISTA
    It says a lot about your character that you are putting your feelings aside and are attending the funeral out of respect for your Father and are in a way representing your Father.

    The issue with balance and time management I have no advice there as I an still working on that dilemma for my life. emoticon to you for being able to master balance.
    3913 days ago
  • EMSMOMME
    Deb, The need for balance and time management is huge! It is hard to sort it all out.. but one thing is for sure -- you have to spend time doing what you love AND (ok 2 things for sure LOL) you have to make/find/create that time for yourself while saying piss on everyone else, they can wait! :-)

    Good luck with your uncle's funeral. Your dad would be proud of you for putting the past in the past (even if it is just for one day) and being there to represent him.

    hugs,
    Terri
    3913 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4363972
    I think it's great that you would go out of respect for your dad. Just think about him and I am sure you will be fine tomorrow.
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    3913 days ago
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