Thursday, October 29, 2009

Balance vs. Harmony

I find myself claiming that I want balance in my life. But in 25 years I have not been able to accomplish that. I've recently realized that what I really want in my life is harmomy. I may never have all the aspects of my life balanced (meaning they are all equal), but if they are all in harmony and do not cause discontent in my life, that is what I want.

There are four main aspects in our lives that we generally try to "balance": Social, Physical, Educational (Mental), and Spiritual.

More specifically in my life, I want harmony between these different aspects of my life:

Breaking those down even more specifically:
Family = Healthy relationships with Husband, children, bro-in-laws
Church = Responsibilities, Spirituality
Friends/Family = building, strengthening healthy relationships with by visiting/writing/calling
Work/Income = Cam's work, Photography, MaryKay
Home/House = daily straightening, deep cleaning, meals, environment

What does your list look like? I'd bet it looks pretty similar.

Now that I have things written out, I will have to break them down even more. And find out which things are not in harmony and how I will change them so they can be.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Super Saturday

What does "Super Saturday" mean to you? I think of a super cleaning saturday. A super day to clean the house, cars, mow the lawn... if you're giggling to yourself right now, it is very possible that are an LDS woman that is thinking about a Relief Society Activity...

I don't know where it originated from or how wide-spread this yearly tradition is, but right now we are planning ours. What are some successful projects you have seen or done? This is one that I am really hoping we are able to do:

(U Create)
On another note: Because MaryKay is a huge part of my life right now, and I think about it A LOT, I'm going to start talking/blogging about it. I've been trying to separate blogging and MaryKay - but that leaves me with little else to blog about because THAT is what is on my mind! So if you're not a big fan of MaryKay, I'm not going to apologize, I'm just going to ask you to stick with me and pretend you care! AIIGHT?!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Great Quote...

"The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind. There are enough women who are rude; we need women who are refined. We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith. We have enough greed; we need more goodness. We have enough vanity; we need more virtue. We have enough popularity; we need more purity. "

-Margaret D. Nadauld

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Finally - I see it!

You may or may not know (or care) that I am not a fan of Rob Pattinson as Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga. Which is the root of my "Team Jacob" attitude. (If it were only based on the books, to be completely honest, I am definitely torn, but am happy with the outcome). That being said...

I finally came across an image that I really really like. I finally see a connection between RPatt and the Edward in my mind...

Here it is. Tell me what you think!

See 100 New Moon stills HERE.


Have you ever had a fun evening with your girlfriends that make you feel like you're young and fun again? Well, that was that night. After an evening of girlfriend time, my husband and boys were having so much fun doing whatever boys do that I had some free time! The house to myself... dressed up and nowhere to go...

So what did I do?

I put on some PCD, Beyonce, Brittany and was a Rock Star. It was silly. It would have been embarrassing if anyone had seen me... but it was a BLAST! I used to do that sort of thing all the time when I was in my pre-teens and teens... but it's honestly been YEARS and it felt GOOD! haha. I've still got it. But you are never going to see it! No sirree. And then what did I do after I was feeling young, hip and pretty? I had a little photo shoot of myself... with my trustee iphone. So. Professional. (not.)

I'll be honest, I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight (#2 pregnancy) and it feels great! It feels good to like what I see. It feels good to know that my husband likes what he sees. It feels good to know that I could probably be a rock star if I sold my soul - but I won't. I am happy being a mom. I am happy being a wife. I am happy being me.

It was fun while it lasted. It was a self-esteem booster. But I know that true happines doesn't come from good looks and hot moves. It doesn't come from being desired or loved by the world.
My happiness is rooted in my healthy marriage. It's rooted in having the knowledge I have of the bigger plan. It is rooted in knowing what is truly important. It is rooted in making choice NOW that will bring me eternal joy beyond this life.

Funny how something so silly had such a lesson behind it!