It's a different sort of balance I hunger for. The kind where all the Beccas are strong. None pulling the others down.
In an effort to balance, I have made goals (plans, resolutions, lists) for this year. Some of these things are new. Some are regulars, things I hope for and work for and put effort into every year. Mostly I try not to get too grandiose in my "plans" - because nothing works against my balance like the chuck-load of personal disappointment that always follows Me not Doing What I Say I'll Do.
And the balance comes when the important things are covered:
Physical (that's the part where I exercise 5 times a week and maybe get a haircut now and then)
Intellectual (that's the writing every day* part)
Social (that's me working on being a better friend and a better wife, and mom and daughter)
Spiritual (that's where I spend some time every day studying and learning)
Emotional (this is the part I sometimes neglect until I explode, and that's something to avoid - trust me)
And I'm really not going to bore you with the specifics (because, you know me - "death before boredom" - right?) but I think it's good for me to put this down, even if only for me, because when the Balance comes, I know where to cheer about it. And when it falls apart, I know where to look to find what's been lost.
So here's wishing you all a balanced 2010, and if you feel yourself sliding in one direction or another, you can lean over here (you know, metaphorically speaking).
*Except Sunday. I'll only blog on Sunday. Not write.