Trying to find a new balance

Original Blog Post-May 20, 2016
I haven’t posted in a bit as I’ve been so busy here at home. We went on a camping trip to RELAX… yeah, not a lot of relaxing when you take kids and grandpa with you. It was a very fun and interesting trip though. I will definitely want to do it again soon.

For now, though we just finished up school and we are still working on wedding plans. I managed to get most of my post-divorce paperwork and changes completed. Now I am just waiting for everything to ‘get situated’ and return to ‘normal’. Whatever that may be. I’ve been questioning a lot of things lately, mainly my sanity at times. I’ve tried a few new things and looking forward to exploring new places around me. There are so many things that I want to do and try.
One of those things was fishing, from a boat, and we did that this past weekend. It was WONDERFUL! I think I am a saltwater fishing addict now.
On the other hand, I also have my kids to tend to and look after. They alone are enough to keep me busy. My house is a wreck right now and lets not even talk about the yard work.
So how do I find a happy balance between work and play?
I’m working on that a little at a time. Lately, it has been more tempting to play more but the housework is starting to tell on me. So this weekend will probably be spent cleaning and taking care of yard work.
I still get overwhelmed at times, dealing with post-divorce stuff and planning my daughter’s wedding. Not too mention stress when things don’t go as planned like a NO SHOW for visitation. Or when the kids decide to act out at the same time.
It is hard but I manage one day at a time and with lots of prayers.
I know I fail every day in one way or another but I just pray for FORGIVENESS and STRENGTH to keep pressing on. I will keep putting one foot in front of the other and hoping for the best each day. I know that every day will get easier and that sometimes I will have really bad days but they will pass.
All of these struggles will shape me into a stronger person and I am so thankful for that.

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