Monday, January 4, 2010

balancing act

Somewhere along the way, I lost my perspective! I forgot that I was a woman and wife, not just a mother....but concentrating just on that I couldn't do a good job either of being a mother and my patience felt on the brink all the time. Just last month, I wrote an article about balancing this for my mamascircle website and it dawned on me that I had completely lost my own balance and was swaying out of control like a ship in a storm. It was such an eye opener for what was happening around me....coz really I knew something was wrong but couldn't put my finger on it and then here I was writing this article and it all clicked into place.

I decided to go according to what I wrote, so right now I am indulging my womanly needs with shopping, a new haircut and daily yoga. I am as my new year resolution mentioned trying to communicate more with hubs and apart for that being a bit more attentive of him and will restart our once a month dates! and I already see an improvement in my motherly skills....although my patience is still brittle, its already started to get slightly better and Greg is laughing more. The challenge is to make sure I keep all this in mind everyday so that I keep the balance as much as possible and to continue bettering (does this word exist?) all areas of my life for the much needed harmony.

3 comments:

Yaya said...

Good for you! It's odd how we can get caught up in day to day routines and forget about ourselves. I'm glad you were able to realize it so you can make adjustment.

Amity Me said...

Wow!!! congratulations Melissa...that's quite an achievement!

Go...go...go....and you will be a happy and contented wife and Mom to Greg!

I miss you in my blog! Please visit!

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

The first year is so hard my friend. I refer to the first year as survival mode. We are trying to survive all that demands our attention and time. More patience will come, like waves in a storm and things will get easier.

K

Monday, January 4, 2010

balancing act

Somewhere along the way, I lost my perspective! I forgot that I was a woman and wife, not just a mother....but concentrating just on that I couldn't do a good job either of being a mother and my patience felt on the brink all the time. Just last month, I wrote an article about balancing this for my mamascircle website and it dawned on me that I had completely lost my own balance and was swaying out of control like a ship in a storm. It was such an eye opener for what was happening around me....coz really I knew something was wrong but couldn't put my finger on it and then here I was writing this article and it all clicked into place.

I decided to go according to what I wrote, so right now I am indulging my womanly needs with shopping, a new haircut and daily yoga. I am as my new year resolution mentioned trying to communicate more with hubs and apart for that being a bit more attentive of him and will restart our once a month dates! and I already see an improvement in my motherly skills....although my patience is still brittle, its already started to get slightly better and Greg is laughing more. The challenge is to make sure I keep all this in mind everyday so that I keep the balance as much as possible and to continue bettering (does this word exist?) all areas of my life for the much needed harmony.

3 comments:

Yaya said...

Good for you! It's odd how we can get caught up in day to day routines and forget about ourselves. I'm glad you were able to realize it so you can make adjustment.

Amity Me said...

Wow!!! congratulations Melissa...that's quite an achievement!

Go...go...go....and you will be a happy and contented wife and Mom to Greg!

I miss you in my blog! Please visit!

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

The first year is so hard my friend. I refer to the first year as survival mode. We are trying to survive all that demands our attention and time. More patience will come, like waves in a storm and things will get easier.

K