Here is the final part in "The Art Of Balance: Welcome To My World" blog post series. Part one gave you my routine for when my schedule is for photoshoots, part two did music and part three did my writing. In part four I am giving how I balance out everything outside of work-boyfriend, family, friends, me time plus tiny pieces I left out in the others about work and why I feel it's so important to cherish the times you have with them.
If life taught me anything it's to live in the moment because once it's gone you can't relive it- Paul Travis
Family, Boyfriend & Friends:
Spending time with the people I love really makes me happy but my family I can give or take. Ha-Ha! I'm joking. Being with my boyfriend is everything to me. He and I are very simple people, well I'm not that simple or even simple at all but he is. My family is a reality show hot mess-when everyone gets together cameras should be there-same goes with friends. Three of my best friends have been with me my whole life. Sam has since I was a toddler, Jessica has been since the year I started pre-school and Marnie I met in first grade. They're like sisters to me. Amazing people came after who I adore as well but with my crazy work schedule and of course they have their own lives times have changed where it's not easy to get everyone together. I do love me time though. Nothing comes between me time.
I make the best out of what time I do have. Being I don't live in the same area as them it's even harder to see everyone. With friends I try to get a night out for dinner, a visit at their homes or a bookstore trip when I am in my hometown. I never miss a family party or holiday and I spend time with them as often as I can. Of course my boyfriend and I spend the most time together. It's just natural when love of that kind comes into your life. Work does pull both of us in a million different directions, but with what time we do have we make it the best. Whoever I'm with I give them my full attention. When it comes to tiny tasks about my work such as meetings I always make sure I get them in at the same day and if I can't the same week. Last but not least me time comes whenever I really need a day to myself. I try to have one of those at least once a month.
Life can't be all about you, you, you and what you do. You have to make room for others. It took me sometime to learn that. I use to throw myself into work to forget about feeling lonely before I met my boyfriend when I could have been learning to accept myself and enjoy that time-I now learned and am very content with who I am. I would cancel plans with close friends because I was so tired from working all the time. That changed because I make sure I have me time at least once a month to regroup myself. I am with the people I love most such as my boyfriend and family, have things I enjoy doing alone and when I get to see my friends I make the most out of it. If life taught me anything it's to live in the moment because once it's gone you can't relive it.
I have one more post in this blog series and it's the gathering of each. I am combing each post into one full length blog post with a few more details calling it "The Art Of Balance: Welcome To My World." It will give you a bigger picture and a conclusion of how I make sure I balance everything out in my life. I hope you enjoyed reading and continue to read.
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