Sunday, 16 October 2011

Margin = Balance

Balancing daily responsibilities is (hands down) the most challenging task for me.  Every single day the list of things to do is FAR longer than the available hours in which to accomplish it all.  Simple arithmetic tells me that I'm always going to be living in the red. Not very inspiring, is it?

Balancing the needs of my family and the list of chores with our "homestead vision" is not an easy task.  Hitting that "sweet spot", when it's all perfectly in tune and balanced is rare but SO good when we get it right.  It's what keeps me moving forward, working to mould our days into something beautiful and balanced.

I have learned that my own sense of balance (and happiness) is attained when I have MARGIN, not when I have everything ticked off on my to do list.  Think about this for a minute...

Margin = Balance

REALLY think about that....


Margin means that there is EXTRA.  It means that you aren't living by the seat of your pants and it means that you have enough:


I'm in short supply of those things after the week we have had, so to balance out the equation, I'm on a quest this week for what I'm missing...

Stay tuned!


  1. I know exactly what you mean, the balance's sweet spot can be tricky to find, but gee it's worth it.

  2. Can't wait to hear what you have in mind. LOVE your blog-it's exactly what I need right now!