Thursday, March 18, 2010

The balancing act called "Life"

>These last few weeks have been a growing experience and not always in the most comfortable way. Work, church, friends, family and personal time have all collided to become a votex of spinning choices and priorities. Where do I put the greatest priority, my most time, my most attention. I'm sometimes not so sure what to do and I know I've missed out on choosing "the better part" in some decisions. I'm not sure how to fix it and if I ever will be able to totally balance out everything that goes on in life.

I've also learned that communication is, really, the most important trait, in ANY relationship. Between friends, between coworkers, between family. What does communication mean? It includes expressing your own opinions as well as LISTENING to the others opinions. It included understanding where the other person is coming from and trying to find out what they really mean by listening. It included expressing your own opinion back by using what you have learned from listening to them. It's a pretty important trait. And most people don't have a talent for it. I'm not saying I'm one of those who do. I have certainly figured out that I don't always understand what others mean. It's a hard thing to develop and it's been stretching me. It's late and that's been my life lately. All I know is, I'm tired at the end of the day!


Brad and Mo Petersen said...

Do me a favor...when you figure out the whole balancing act thing (prioritizing callings, family, friends, ME time, etc.) you give me a ring...I'd really love a pointer or two :) Good luck with it all!

hairofgold said...

Oh girl! I know exactly what you mean. Let me know how it goes. See you in a week.