My life is a lot like a see saw. It seems I’m either suspended, feet dangling in the air or I’m planted flat on the ground with the wind knocked out of me.
I’m not sure, but I think right now I’m on the ground. It’s not all that painful, though… the long days of working with insurance forms has dulled my senses 🙂
Over the last several weeks, we’ve also been thinning out some of the overgrown vegetation in our yard. Whenever I went outside, I saw with a critical, what-needs-to-be-done eye. Today, I stepped away from the computer so I could take in something besides a white screen and black words. Rather than focusing on the areas we haven’t gotten around to cleaning up, my eyes settled on the part of the yard that looks good.
I felt peace. I felt satisfaction- the payoff of hours of hard work. (The photo above is before our trimming. I didn’t bring a camera with me today.) It’s interesting how I was comfortable amid the incomplete in my yard, but the amount of work left beyond looming deadlines at my day job evokes opposite emotions.
Tomorrow I’ll see if I can find similar balance with the day job by taking a moment to acknowledge how much I’ve done rather than pouring all of my attention into what I have left to do. The balance may be short-lived, but I’d welcome even the briefest break!