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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Juggling.

Juggling studying and 90 hours of work placement, working full-time, trying to maintain an active lifestyle, building a house, and maintaining happy and healthy relationships is hard work. There just aren't enough hours in a day to do any of it as well as I'd like. Half of the time, it's like my body is on auto-pilot, going through the motions of the day while my mind elsewhere, thinking about our next building appointment and what colour our garage door should be, or when my next assessment is due and just how much study I can cram into my hour lunch break.

Recently, I really felt like I was getting the hang of this juggling thing. I've gained so much motivation and grown so much more passionate about creating beautiful experiences not just for myself, but also for others during my studies, I've been happier and healthier than I have been in a long time and I've been accomplishing everything I need during my 9-5 job.

I had a really good day yesterday. I completed and submitted two (!!) assessments and nailed my interview for a position at Perth Fashion Festival to complete some work placement hours.
Study-wise, it was a huge win of a day.


But then I got home, tired and stressed and Jesse bore the brunt of it all.
Relationship-wise, it wasn't such a win of a day. 

But, despite my shitty attitude and my snapping, I still fell asleep to the most amazing, loving and supportive text message after he went home that night and it made all the hard work of that day feel a little better.

It's all about perfecting balance, I guess. Keeping the scale from tipping too much in favour of any one thing at the cost of another. That, I am still working on.


18 comments:

  1. Finding balance is hard, but once you do its all worth it in the end! Don't be too hard on yourself when you have so much going on! How exciting about building a house though! My husband and I are building next year!

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  2. Life balance is so hard to achieve, I'm still trying to get there but there's so many responsibilities and so little time!

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  3. Yes, I do understand that juggling all these things and succeeding in every one of them is hard. However I feel that, sometimes we also need to take a break from these hectic lifestyles of ours to ensure that we're not lost. Good Luck and don't forget to relax in the mist of the chaos!

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  4. Wow it does seem like you have a lot on your plate! I remember in college I felt like taking 18 credit hours and working a part time job was hard! There will be days when you feel defeated but don't let it get to you! It will all pay off in the end! Good luck with everything!

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  5. Balance is something we all need...and yet it's never quite easy to find. My husband encourages me not to take on too many students or teaching hours because he knows I hit a better balance when I don't fill potential working hours to the max.

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  6. Balance is seriously the hardest!!! Keep working on it, girl! We're all trying to find that perfect balance

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  7. It can be really hard to juggle everything sometimes.. but you just have to tell yourself that it will all be worth it in the end! You seem so lovely too, we should follow each other and keep in touch.. let me know! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  8. Aw thanks, girl! It'll all be worth it in the end. <3
    How exciting! Good luck with your build next year! :) x

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  9. I hear you there, girl! Life can be hard, but it usually pays off in the end. x

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  10. Balance is definitely important; sounds like hubby knows what he's talking about. :P x

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  11. Wow!
    Thank you so much, Ashley. I guess I have to learn to slow down and take one thing at a time. x

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  12. Wise words. I definitely do need to step back for a little while, before it all gets too much. Thank you for the advice! :) x

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  13. Thanks, Bri! When I discover the secret to a perfectly balanced life, I'll let you know aha. :P x

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  14. Gotta see that light at the end of the tunnel.

    Aww you're so sweet, I'd love that. Following you via GFC now. ;) xx

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  15. The balance is so hard to find and maintain! I totally feel this with the semester starting up again.

    Tori

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  16. Juggling all the things we have on the go can be really hard. Some days the scales tip in our favour, other days not so much, but I like to think that by continually showing up and working that we get to our goal in the end.

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  17. Oh gosh. Good luck with this semester! x

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