Life Letters: On Balance

Life Letters on Balance by Two Purple Couches

Well, folks, my weekend kind of got away from me. And the diy that I had planned to do got started, but not finished. So, I figured there’s no better time than the present to bring you another Life Letters segment. And this one is on balance.

How appropriate, right?

I don’t have great balance. I can do a hamstring stretch or warrior pose okay, but I wobble a fair amount. And when it comes to keeping all of the aspects of my life in balance. Whew. Let’s just say, more often than not lately, I feel like I’m coming apart at the seams.

So, I made a decision. A sort of big decision that I hope will help me gain/re-gain balance: I decided to cut down from full-time to part-time.

A lot of this was driven by the fact that I want to spend more time here with you, focusing on our home projects, diys, and growing this blog. Because I get immense personal creative satisfaction out of this blogging thing. And I think that maybe, just maybe, with a bit of elbow grease and a lot of dedication, it could be something someday. Maybe not Young-House-Love-Collection-at-Target something (umm… how cool would that be!?), but something pretty cool.

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But I also made this decision because I feel so hurried All. The. Time. And I’m tired of it. I’m tired of my mind constantly running a million miles a minute. I’m tired of feeling like I need to go-go-go and check off all the items on my to-do list at once. I’m tired of pushing family time to the back burner because I have work to do. I’m tired of eating dinner at 9pm (or 8:30 pm, as is the case while I’m writing this. Yes, I’m typing and eating at the same time. Let’s hope I don’t get taco filling in my laptop keyboard!). And I’m tired of being tired all the time.


I’m turning 30 in June. And while I’m not one to get all dramatic over milestone birthdays, this one is definitely making me stop and think. About where I am in life: in my relationships, in my career, in my pursuit of personal passion, and what I want to focus on in my next decade. (Anyone else humming Tim McGraw’s “In My Next 30 Years”? No? Just me? Oh well)

And I want to focus on balance. On finding the right kind for me, and practicing it daily.

10 thoughts on “Life Letters: On Balance

  1. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    I’m right there with ya, girl. We can be BALANCE buddies! It’s seriously a daily struggle for me…and I’m feeling MEGA behind right now (especially on emails and comments) so my current state is one of imbalance…but I’ve been able to cut back on a few responsibilities this year that has really helped. The key is to keep that margin and not fill it up with other stuff! Here’s to being tired of being tired, as you put it…and helping each other find that balance we both crave.

    Also, I’m excited for you turning the big 3-0 this June. My 30th year was incredible, and I wish the same for you, sweet friend!
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      I hear you!! It’s hard to keep those empty margins empty! I think having a good support system helps too, and thankfully I have an awesome husband and friends like you to help me feel somewhat sane 🙂

      Yes, 30 is happening this year! I am planning a fabulous theme party for myself: The End of My Roaring 20s! Pearls and pinstripes are encouraged 😉

  2. Kristina

    This is sooooo your calling, super excited for all great things coming your way. And thanks for reminding me that I will also be 29+1 in June…jk

    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      Aww, thanks Kristina 🙂 I certainly wouldn’t even be this far without my awesome friends supporting me and cheering me on!! Haha, well, at least we’ll take 30 by storm, right? 🙂

  3. Thalita @ The Learner Observer

    Is this imbalance thing going around? I totally feel you on this. I’ve had the imbalance bug for a little while too, and I’ be lying if I said my blog wasn’t suffering because of it, which is really sad. I’m glad you were able to start working part time, though and it’s super exciting you’re turning the big 3-0 this year!!!!!
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    1. Two Purple Couches Post author

      It must be an epidemic! I hear you on our poor blogs getting the short end of the stick. Even with a few extra days, I still feel like my blog/blog planning isn’t quite where it needs to be. Baby steps, I guess! Oh, and yes, 3-0 is just a couple of months away! I’d better add party-planning to my to-do list!

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