To keep it real, in the summer, it's easy to manage and get it all the done yet when the two weeks before school starts I struggle to juggle it all. With my A-type, first-born, mentality, I want to do it all and do it to the best of my ability so rather than let someone else down (a strength and weakness), I'll neglect sleep, eating properly, and doing the things I enjoy and bring me relaxation in order to get-r-done.
I share this with you and ask your patience as I find a healthy spiritual, physical, and mental balance. Everything on my plate is a choice and something I enjoy so it's hard to choose. Rather than choose, I'm working to establish a balance that can be maintained from the end of August through June, not just for a few short weeks. You understanding and patience is appreciated.
For those following the podcast, thank you for your encouragement and inspiration. I continue to be amazed at the way God uses technology for His good. I didn't podcast today as I'm balancing teaching, getting my exercise, sleep, and absorbing as much "free" reading as I can. As I ease into the latter part of my forties, it's time to set healthier priorities and possibly, quite possibly, starting saying no a little more so we (my family & friends) can have more relaxing time together. I hope this make sense.