Monday, January 21, 2008

In Praise of the Ballanced LIfe

One of my New Year's resolutions was to lead a more balanced life. People who have never been self employed think that those of us who are can just put a "gone fishing" sign out and head for the door with an unencumbered heart and mind. That is not my experience. Too many times I find that wherever I may be I am running a stream of ought to's, have to's and should of's through my mind. It feels like my time is divided between social and business efforts with no clear boundary between the two. What I have almost none of is just be and recharge time. And so today I spent the afternoon at my friend, Sheila's house sitting with a group of women knitting, talking and eating. More than I am normally, I am invested in the moment. Maybe because I have allowed myself to slow down. Maybe because all my senses are fully engaged by the good conversation, the wonderful food ( a special thanks to Ginney for the killer brownies and knitting pointers) or maybe it is the calming quallity of feeling and seeing yarn pass through my hands as a single strand on it's way to a worthy end. At this day's end I am like a car with a full tank. I like this resolution.
Blog On!
Leslie

2 comments:

Kathleen Valentine said...

The knitting, eating and talking group that you started met on Saturday and it was lovely --- you should start coming to your own group again! Especially now that we meet where we do. The birds are wonderful and the view incomparable.

I need a lot of alone time in order to function creatively. I don't know how people can be creative without that. Good luck with your new plan.

Kathleen Valentine said...

The knitting, eating and talking group that you started met on Saturday and it was lovely --- you should start coming to your own group again! Especially now that we meet where we do. The birds are wonderful and the view incomparable.

I need a lot of alone time in order to function creatively. I don't know how people can be creative without that. Good luck with your new plan.