Remember when I painted a sliver of wall in my kitchen with chalkboard paint? (If you don’t, see it here.) So far, it’s come in handy when making a grocery list. Throughout the week, we jot down any items we’re in need of and then add them to the master shopping list at the end of the week. Erase. Repeat. A few times I’ve also written out quotes on the wall that are speaking to me at the moment. They can be funny, inspirational, thought-provoking or downright strange. Last week it dawned on me to share these quotes with you readers. Maybe you can relate to them. Maybe they’ll inspire you. Maybe they’ll make you smile.
Here’s what my chalkboard wall says today:
Between home improvement projects (my passion), administering flu shots (I’m a part-time pharmacist by trade), potty-training a 2-year-old (NOT my passion) and making sure a certain new Kindergartener is at the bus stop on time, I sometimes feel like I’m being pulled in all different directions. In one day, my duties run the gamut…from wiping poopy butts…to consulting with nurses on patient medications…to painting a piece of furniture white…to doing lunges at the gym. I wear many hats. But this quote reminds me that each day requires a little something different from me. Like Mondays require me to be more of a pharmacist than a home decorator. Like Thursdays (my first day off during the week) allow me to catch up with my kids and enjoy their company that I’ve missed over the 3 previous work days. Like very rare getaway weekends with Handy Hubby remind me to not let our relationship fall by the wayside in the midst of everything else. Every day is new. Every day is different. And there are days I’d rather be at home DIYing instead of at the pharmacy working. And there are times, too, where I’d rather be at work talking to *mostly* rational adults instead of witnessing a 30-minute toddler temper tantrum. But this quote reminds me that there’s only so much I can do in one day, and the best I can do is to find a good balance. And the scales may tip one way one day and another way the next. It’s a balancing act between doing and being.
What about you? How does this quote pertain to you? Does it conjure up any different thoughts or feelings?