Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day. And a Mayday, too.

Once upon a time, I was bored.

That time was a long time ago.

A while back I talked about having lost the balance in my life and losing myself in motherhood. That was probably the beginning of this process. The process of digging myself out. Because of all those things I listed there, I have actually pursued several of them. Some I will mention. Some I will not...

First off, I have become a yoga teaching maniac. I am currently teaching three classes per week, and then on top of that I sub a few almost every week. I was calling myself the yogamatic there for a couple of weeks because there was a raging illness running rampant amongst the instructors so I was subbing more classes that I can count.

That has moved on into teaching the other classes I am certified for, Spinning and general group fitness. I actually subbed a cardio class this week. It was pretty amusing, to me at least, since cardio is so not my forte. But that was okay, because I balanced that with Spinning, which I love, and yoga, which I am very good at. I taught 7 classes in 6 days. I would be lying if I told you my body didn't feel abused.

In addition to my fitness craze, I have, as I mentioned, been moving forward with some other me projects. It has been lovely. Doing what I want to do is an amazing novelty. I just wish I had more time to do it, because something had to give. In order to do the teaching, and the planning, and my own working out, and all the other things I've gotten myself into, other things are neglected.

The house is a little less clean.

The laundry takes a little longer to make it from the baskets to the drawers and closets.

Even more of the meals are coming to the table by way of carry out containers.

So now I am THAT MOM. The one who has no time. Who is so involved in being so involved that many days I forget my name. It is only appropriate that today is May 1st, "May Day", because I feel like screaming that from the rooftops. Only I would turn it into one word.

Mayday!

She's going down.

Balance... the scales have certainly tipped the other way.

8 comments:

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

It's so hard to find balance.

I'm so glad, though, that you found some things for YOU! Keep them up and the balance will come!

Have a great weekend!

JONES said...

what a great post. you have an amazing way with words!

The Manrings said...

love this....loved reading back to the link of your old post. i've thought something like this too...like, what am i really good at, what are my hobbies, what do I want to do....i have a list. i haven't gotten very far but its a start right? you should feel so proud of your yoga/gym teaching...that is amazing and teaching your kids a lot about how you CAN do it all. its just like you said...dinner might be frozen lasagna (again) and the laundry might be as tall as me. oh well. hehehehe. good luck finding your balance! xo

The Manrings said...

love this....loved reading back to the link of your old post. i've thought something like this too...like, what am i really good at, what are my hobbies, what do I want to do....i have a list. i haven't gotten very far but its a start right? you should feel so proud of your yoga/gym teaching...that is amazing and teaching your kids a lot about how you CAN do it all. its just like you said...dinner might be frozen lasagna (again) and the laundry might be as tall as me. oh well. hehehehe. good luck finding your balance! xo

The Manrings said...

love this....loved reading back to the link of your old post. i've thought something like this too...like, what am i really good at, what are my hobbies, what do I want to do....i have a list. i haven't gotten very far but its a start right? you should feel so proud of your yoga/gym teaching...that is amazing and teaching your kids a lot about how you CAN do it all. its just like you said...dinner might be frozen lasagna (again) and the laundry might be as tall as me. oh well. hehehehe. good luck finding your balance! xo

The Manrings said...

love this....loved reading back to the link of your old post. i've thought something like this too...like, what am i really good at, what are my hobbies, what do I want to do....i have a list. i haven't gotten very far but its a start right? you should feel so proud of your yoga/gym teaching...that is amazing and teaching your kids a lot about how you CAN do it all. its just like you said...dinner might be frozen lasagna (again) and the laundry might be as tall as me. oh well. hehehehe. good luck finding your balance! xo

The Manrings said...

love this....loved reading back to the link of your old post. i've thought something like this too...like, what am i really good at, what are my hobbies, what do I want to do....i have a list. i haven't gotten very far but its a start right? you should feel so proud of your yoga/gym teaching...that is amazing and teaching your kids a lot about how you CAN do it all. its just like you said...dinner might be frozen lasagna (again) and the laundry might be as tall as me. oh well. hehehehe. good luck finding your balance! xo

The Manrings said...

love this....loved reading back to the link of your old post. i've thought something like this too...like, what am i really good at, what are my hobbies, what do I want to do....i have a list. i haven't gotten very far but its a start right? you should feel so proud of your yoga/gym teaching...that is amazing and teaching your kids a lot about how you CAN do it all. its just like you said...dinner might be frozen lasagna (again) and the laundry might be as tall as me. oh well. hehehehe. good luck finding your balance! xo