Thursday, September 17, 2009


Just last week I was considering where all my time goes and why I don't spend any time catching up with friends, then I remembered:

Between making skirts like this for my cousin's photography. Making bumper pads so Jake stops hitting his head or getting his foot stuck and consequently waking up. My part time work that doesn't feel so part time. And of course the never ending errands, laundry, cooking, cleaning, walking the dog etc... Trying to be better at writing in my journal, reading my scriptures and lessons. And of course making sure that I spend time with Adam and take time to just sit and play with Jacob... just writing this down makes me feel a little tired.

So, it's only apropros that I am supposed to teach about Friends on Sunday.

So I need to know, is it just me or does everyone have a hard time balancing family life and friends? Is every woman I know just as busy as I am (or busier)? And if so why don't we get together and be busy together?

If you are one of those women who has it figured out (the balancing act that is) what's the secret? Please I would like to know. I'm needing some advice from some friends, or at least a confirmation that I'm not the only one!!!


Erin said...

You are so not alone! Life is crazy. There will always be something more you need to get done/clean/fix/be at. I had a breakthrough with not feeling so chaotic. And that is to just go with the flow. Try and get the things done that you can and there is always tomorrow. I try to hang out with my friends whenever it is possible. Wish we lived closer!

Angie Holdaway said...

I agree with Erin. I'm trying to simplify my life these days and concentrate my attention on my eternal goals. I have old friends, new friends, and they're all a great deal of importance to me. Old, beautiful roommates for example! :) I don't quite know how to balance, but as long as I squeeze in my few top priorities into my day, the other things kinda fall into place. I'm still learning too, so I don't know if I'm making any sense. Please share your thoughts and good luck with your lesson! Can't wait to hear all about how it went and the wise words you're going to share!! :)

P.S. I've ALWAYS looked up to you as a friend. A very magnificent one too.

ej said...

I think it gets crazier the older we get and the more we put on our plates. I'm not sure what the answer is but there has to be one because I believe strongly that women need women and that us having friends is part of Heavenly Fathers plan for us. Husbands are great but girlfriends have their place too. Let me know what you come up with!