"I can feel every inch of me craving balance"
Hello blog... it's been a long time... too long. I have missed you. And all the wonderful friends I was in contact with. I introduced this blog in March of 2010... I was living in Brussels, Belgium. It is hard to believe, but we just passed our one-year anniversary of living back in the United States after eight years of living abroad (Belgium & Singapore).
Repatriation is harder that I thought. The simple Definition of repatriate is - to return (someone) to his or her own country. Who would have thought coming home would be so difficult? Even after one year I am still trying to make sense of my "new" old life. Trying to figure out what is next for me. I love the quote I shared above by Dianne Fago and Stampington & Company. I know I need more balance and structure, but it is not easy finding it.
I promised the hubby that at my one-year mark I would stop moping and move on. Almost to the day of this anniversary, I started a "very" part-time job at the sweetest little gift shop called the The Preppy Pink Pony. They sell wonderful gifts and most everything can be monogrammed. The owner is energetic and creates a very fun place to work. And she is very flexible to my travels. My nephew said it best, "Auntie - it is like you are being paid to go to the book-club!" This is my "structure".
Next month I am participating in an art/craft show where our local food market is held each Sunday. This is the first time the county is doing a craft/art market in the space. I will sell my cards and small creations. This (art/creating) is my "balance."
I also want to get back to consistent blog posting. This is both my "structure and balance." I was shocked when saw that my last post was in April. Where has the time gone?
As my husband reminds me all the time.... that my new life is not so bad. This week I am roaming the streets of Bangkok ... a little slice of the "old".
What do you do to find balance and structure in your life?