Seeking balance

I can’t sit still. My to-do list is enormous. I’ve got places to go and things to do. I’ve got a new project that needs to get done. I’ve got a wedding to shoot. I’ve got to feed the dog and brush my teeth. I’ve got to wear matching socks. I’ve got to focus. I’ve got to get out of here.

In all of the chaos that is my life, there is a balance to be found. Some things have to be done, but others are just a waste of time.  There are two things that truly make me happy in life. 1) spending uninterrupted time with my family, and 2) building/creating stuff. Sure, there are a lot of other things that make me happy, but if I had to whittle it down to two, these are it.

If I ever get into a rut and feel out of whack, all I need to do is spend time doing one of those two things and I start feeling normal again. I have a great family (wife, child, and dog — with another child on the way). I work a lot. I have hobbies and projects. I like to run and stay in shape. I like to be active. I like to move. I like to create and learn. I like kung fu movies.

Can I keep track of it all and keep my sanity? Only time will tell, but one thing that I’m sure of is that I need to find a balance between what is truly important (family, creativity) and what is merely trivial.

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