It always seems beyond my reach. Just beyond the tip of my fingers. It’s beautiful yet fleeting. It teases and frustrates. Whenever I feel like I have it all figured out it morphs into an enormous mountain that I surely could never scale.
The balance of motherhood and life. The balance of homeschooling while not losing my mind.
It’s a lie. Balance is not static. It’s a constant. It’s moving.
Accepting the fact that certain days and seasons of life will be out of balance has been freeing. Balance is out of my reach because in my mind balance looks like perfection.
I have let go. I have stopped reaching for the elusive balance. I start each morning not knowing what my day will bring.
Don’t get me wrong. I have plans and goals and checklists. What I’ve let go of is the striving.
Kids get sick and throw the day off. Deadlines come. Papers need to be written. Math meltdowns happen. Cuddles are the only way to calm down at times.
That’s life as a Mom. Life as a homeschooling Mom. Setting aside my plans of balance and embracing what comes each day.
Life filled with grace for myself and others set on my path.
That IS within my reach.
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