Saturday, August 23, 2008

glass half full

Sitting here drinking my coffee feeling really grateful. I had a nice, relaxing vacation. SO much better than the last one. Things are going really well with Cary and I in the new place. I am getting along with my family, enjoying my new space, spending time doing what I want this week. I spent many days at the beach which is summer to me.

It was just relaxed.

I needed this before starting off the new school year and going back to my clinical job next week. Even though I go back there tuesday it will be one more short week. Labor Day weekend will be nice and long and then I will be back to 5-day work weeks. Back to reality. But reality doesn't have to be stressful. I was thinking yesterday. I look at the negative and worry entirely too much. I don't want to go through life being the person who is viewed as, "The girl whose glass is always half empty."

I want to be known as, "The girl whose glass is always half full or full!"

This past year I have been really trying to live up to my "one little word" BALANCE. Sometimes I do ok. Many times I do not. I noticed on Ali's blog she is refocusing on her word. I think I need to do this too. I want to carry this "vacation" feeling with me during my regular day-to-day.

How do you all try to do this in your lives?


muirwoodsue said...

Loved your photo of your feet by the water. Sounds lovely to just sit, relax and drink coffee. Balance - always a challenge but a wonderful goal.
Sue (2peas)

Lori K said...

Beautiful photo, glad your vacation was so realxing.

Colleen said...

Great pic and I think it's important to remember times (and posts) like these when things aren't feeling balanced. Good to come back to.

As far as what I do for myself, I think putting myself on the priority list is important. Doing little things that make me happy makes life overall much better!

Lily said...

Gorgeous photo. thanks for the reminder about balance. I seem to be a puttingout a fire kind of girl. I think a little balance would help that situation

Lee said...

Fabulous photo! I'm a balance kinda girl, always striving for it. Some days are better than others, and I'm okay with that. Some kind of balance in that, too ;)

toners said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed your break and that you are feeling refreshed. I'm working on balance myself, just trying to focus on the big picture instead of getting caught up in little things :) Good luck!


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