Photo by me, Cheryl Larkin
Sometimes life gets in the way. It gets in the way of doing the things I really want to do. There is a balance that is needed to allow for the things that need to get done and for the things that I want to get done. I am still working on finding that balance.
As much as I want my life to be a specific way, I realize that it is a process to get to that point. I take steps every day to get me to that point but sometimes I wonder if that is enough. Sometimes, I also get so caught up in what needs to be done that I forget about what I want.
Eventually something will slap me upside the head and tell me to do something that I want to do. Yes, I have to take care of what needs to get done simply because that is how life works at this moment, but I am realzing that doing what I want is a very important part of life also.
Doing what I want allows me to be truly happy and gives me the strength to continue doing what needs to be done. It is so easy to fall into robot mode and go about life doing what needs to be done but not really being happy. I did that for far too many years and I don’t want to do that anymore.
Sometimes life gets in the way of me truly living and I am working to change that. The dreams I have are so grand and make me so happy and I know that I am getting closer to them. I just have to keep myself from allowing life to get in the way. It is a struggle, for now, but I know one day it won’t be anymore.
Sometimes life gets in the way.