Have you ever had trouble finding balance in your life?
Yeah, me too ...
When my hubby and I first got married, I observed how he could stay up all night working on an engine (for fun!) and then get up and go to work, and then do it again the next day.
I wondered what was wrong with me. I had no stamina, I could not stay up day and night no matter how interested I might be in something.
After about ten years of this, it was discovered my husband was bipolar. I had been seeing the manic stage in evidence all these years.
We embarked on a journey to help him find balance between the two "poles" of mania and depression. When I say journey, I mean it, for we have not arrived even some 30 years later. We are within sight of it, but still have never touched "ground."
"I think we might be 'out of balance'," was said (or thought) more times than you can count.
What's interesting is, over the years, so subtly I didn't even notice, the fact the person who is out of balance ends up being me!
I asked my husband the other day, "Was I obsessive like this when we first got married?" After some thought, he said he didn't think so.
We can't pinpoint when it happened but I've joined the ranks of the out-of-balanced.
Great ... something else to work on ....
What about you? Do you ever feel you are out of balance? What do you think would help an out-of-balance person?
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt # 3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: balance. Visit Kat Bouska's blog, Mama's Losin' It! to read more great content - or link up a post of your own.