In search of balance for 2015 and beyond


Here's fearless Emma, leading us up the walls!
Here’s fearless Emma, leading us up the walls!

It’s another new year, which brings time for reflection of the previous year that passed.  However, this time I’m getting the feeling like I’m in the film “Groundhog Day,” where I would go through the motions of declaring hopeful changes to be made in my life, but I wonder if any of them will stick this year?

No, I won’t do it.  I won’t go through the usual public declaration of the things I’d like to accomplish this year, as I’m getting to the point where  talk (and blog posts) is cheap (and I’m tired of my own broken promises to myself, and others), so I’d rather just do them, and talk about them later.

What I will say is that what will guide me from today forward is the overarching goal of seeking balance in how I live.  Whatever is causing my discontent is the result of some aspect of my life going out of balance.  It’s relatively easy to see that imbalance in others as well, who are not leading happy, content lives.

I personally want to reach a state of mental, physical, and spiritual homeostasis, and a sense of peace and joy.  I wish that for our family of three, from this day forward, but I won’t preach it to Emma, or anyone else.  Even as a lecturer, I’m tired of lecturing.  Instead, I will act by example, as Emma did by leading us with her newly developed passion for rock climbing.  Thanks Emma, now let’s see if Daddy can return the favor and inspire you as well.

Let’s see how things go, starting now.


We Say YES to Attitude of Gratitude.

We Say NO to the Status Quo.

Live Small. Live Green.

Give Large. Take Little.

Take Notice. Take Action.


2 thoughts on “In search of balance for 2015 and beyond

  1. Happy New Year 🙂 Like you, I won’t be joining the other bloggers who have new year’s resolutions. Although the trend, it would seem, is to write down ‘intentions’ instead.

    Wishing you all a year filled with the good stuff 😉 xxoo

    1. Hi Lani, happy new year to you and your family! My goal with writing is to be more involved with our family journal, and be more aware and conscious about how I spend my day, and not just ‘kill time,’ of which I’m already an expert. 🙂

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