Monday, March 31, 2014

Finding balance at 42?

I'm 42 years old.  I have a question?  When do we figure it all out?  How to balance it all?  Work, family, friends, self?  And those are just the big important things, what about all the menial things that go along with being an adult like laundry, grocery shopping, yard work, vet visits, house cleaning...I mean really, when is it that I am supposed to have time to clean the baseboards?

Having a teenager in the house adds a whole new level to this question of balance.  And the thing is, she's not hard!  And she helps out.  Yesterday she and I did a whole pile of yard stuff that has been in desperate need...I am pretty sure the neighbors were about to have a come-to-Jesus talk with Tom and I about the yard.  So , she's a good kid...I just have to think about things like school lunches and another set of clean sheets and I need to be "on" a lot more than I used to.  Know what I mean?

So, tell me: at what age do we get it all figured out?  I just need a rough estimate so that I can have an idea of how much longer I have to feel like I am just flying by the seat of my pants through life.  Like I said, just a rough idea...

In the mean time I mostly keep my head down and work.  Work, work, work.  That is my coping mechanism.  Work.  So here's the recent product of my coping:





Can you tell I'm kinda going through an aqua phase?

Okay, I will sit back, eat my bonbons, and await your answers to my questions.  Or I will go into my studio, close my door, turn on my Magnum pi, and forget anything else exists while I await your answers!

2 comments:

littlecherryhill said...

Nice work! I could do with knowing the answer to that question also. Will be 35 this year and still don't know whether I'm coming or going!

Julie said...

Not that this helps, but it's not 34. I've reverted to college student existence, eating cereal, pizza, or takeout food for 98% of my meals.