Monday, December 31, 2012

The Wisdom in the Fortune Cookie

This is the first time I have cracked open my computer since my last blog post. I'd have to look back to even see when that was.

I had to take a step back.

About a month ago, I cracked open my fortune cookie at the same time my girls cracked open theirs. Here is what they said, in order from oldest (me) to youngest (Lulu):

Ignoring the last two (God save the Queen and me), mine sent a little dart of guilt right into my heart. The fortune was justified in giving me a little lecture. Between teaching a new grade, creating resources for TPT and blogging I realized how small my focus point had become. 

So I took a month off. 

I had to search for my laptop (when was the last time I didn't actually know right where it was?), dust it off and crack it open. 

And here we are. 

Please tell me how to do it. How do we ever really find balance? 

Or, if you really love me you'll tell me there is no such thing as balance and we teacher/moms are all just getting by the best we can. That would actually make me feel better. 

Happy New Year, dear ones.


  1. I'm not a mom. I think balance is hard. You just do the best you can. You definitely have to set priorities and boundaries. Enjoy your time with your family. I took a 2 week break from my blog and store. Trying to get motivated to make all the great ideas in my head.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

    1. I hope you ideas are flowing again! The rest was nice, I'll admit. I feel fired up and ready to go. Now hopefully I can keep trying for that balance.

  2. My goal for 2013 is to try to find balance. It's hard trying to do it all. I think you are right, we just get by doing the best that we can. Hopefully, I can find that balance and you can, too!

    1. Good luck to all of us, then! Happy New Year, Elizabeth.