There’s never enough time in a day, right? It seems I always have a list of things to do, and even if I complete some of them, I obsess over the things I didn’t complete as I’m lying in bed at night. At this time of life, with homeschooled kids, farm animals and pets, gardens in a year round growing environment, extra curricular activities and more, it can seem overwhelming at times. But, it doesn’t have to. Because I am trying to focus on creating balance. Taking more time to relax, and enjoy each moment. It seems so simple, but actually getting in the habit of noticing the special moments that are happening all the time can be difficult. Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what’s going wrong instead of what’s going right! (The phone’s not working, our not water heater is broken, etc) But really, I have so many blessings in my life! The beautiful weather, my wonderful family, and the peace that I get from being outside in nature. This is where I find I get back to my center, when I take time to get outside and get my hands in the dirt. I love growing things, tending plants, and feeling the elements of nature upon me, whether it’s sun, rain or wind. Life is short, as everyone says. So I will do my best to be grateful and hopeful that the difficult times will pass quickly and I’ll be able to focus on the good to create a wonderful balance in my life!