Practice makes perfect or so they say. Well, I have practiced the art of juggling for years now and don’t know that I am getting any better at it.
Actually, instead of getting better, I seem to be getting worse. Maybe it is because I am continually adding more balls to the mix before I have improved with ones I already have in my hands.
The balls I am currently juggling are being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, daycare provider, housekeeper, secretary, homework helper, soccer commissioner, writer, school volunteer, church volunteer, Freecycle moderator, Cub Scout leader and manager of all things Dora. There is a part of me that loves every one of those things that I am juggling but I am finding it harder and harder to keep all the metaphorical balls in the air.
I think there comes a time in everyone’s life where we begin to take stock of where we are, where we are going and how we want to get there. I am definitely at that point and recently discovered that, in order to pursue opportunities and to keep myself & my family sane, it is time to start passing some of the balls on to other jugglers who will hopefully pick them up and run with them. The hard part is going to be not picking up new balls in their place!
Sometimes the art and challenge of juggling isn’t just keeping all the balls in the air but also deciding when it is time to set some down in order to improve the show.
How many balls are you juggling? Is it time to re-evaluate?