Change and Balance

Change. It’s inevitable!

Sometimes change is exciting and at times, scary. It can be tough and uncomfortable to navigate through. It can also be easy to be derailed in transition. I’ll give you an example.

When I started this blog it was at a point in my life when change was exciting. I had a job that gave me the freedom to start dreaming. It came with the gift of time. I was being creative and starting new things. I was writing again. I was finding myself in a new way, working through hurts and things that had been holding me back, and finding God in a new way. There was a renewed sense of hope.

Fast forward to this past February…

The company I was working for was dissolving and I found myself in a place of uncertainty. Change was happening again and I wasn’t excited. I spent the next four months looking for a new job, trying to have faith that God would carry me through; that He had a plan.

A lot happened in that four months as I was stretched in many ways. I’ll write about that in a different post.

I started a new job in June. More change. It was a big transition, coming from working from home and having so much freedom with my time. My focus became learning and becoming acclimated to a new career. It’s a great job, a great company to work for, and I love the people I work with.

I realized something today. I’ve been so busy with my new job that I haven’t had time to write, do anything with my apparel company, or much of anything else really. Most importantly, I’ve not made time to maintain my relationship with God like I should. How quickly we fall away from that if we aren’t careful.

I guess what I’m getting at is that I’m reminded how important balance is in life. Instead of saying that I don’t have time to __________________; I need to MAKE time for the things that are important. I need to make time for God. I need to make time to work on the creative projects that I started that made me happy. I need to make time to write. I need to make time for me!

There are only 24 hours in each day and most days that definitely doesn’t seem like enough! But, it’s up to me to prioritize and be disciplined enough to use the time I do have in the best way I know how.

Here’s to attempting to find that balance that I so desperately need!

xoxo Joni

11 comments

  1. So good to hear how you are doing. I’m glad the new job is working out for you! I know you will figure out how to balance it all! ❤ ❤

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  2. Hope you find the time for everything. Especially the important ones. -Jeff

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  3. Great to hear from you again! Glad you are well. 🤗🦋🌈

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  4. DutchIl says:

    Wonderful to hear from you and glad that all is well!!… yes, you have endured the challenges put in front of you and now you need to enjoy and live your live also!.. 🙂

    “No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” Maria Robinson

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  5. janmalique says:

    Things are sounding positive, glad for you! May you find the balance you need. xx

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  6. Paola says:

    I’m happy to read from you. Thank you for sharing your feelings, you are very strong, even if perhaps you don’t know :=)

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  7. There’s always changes, but within a balance to tip the scale; life can become unbalanced! A wonderful reminder my sister.

    You’re still on my prayer list, as I was praying today for all those on WordPress. I prayed that all was well? As I was about to start checking blogs, yours was the first one that came up; an answered prayer!

    God bless!

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  8. inhiscare753 says:

    Joni I am so glad things are going well on your new job. I definitely understand life changes and balances. I have no doubt that you will find your “rhythm.” Your in my 💜 & prayers.
    InHisCare

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  9. Brad Stevenson says:

    This is perfect. Love you!

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  10. It’s good to hear from you, Joni. I’m happy you found a new job that you love. Work-life balance is a myth. There is only life, work is just one part of your life (the others are mental self, physical self, romance/significant other/spouse, physical environment/surroundings, finances, hobbies/recreation and family/friends). You rank them in order of importance.

    Sometimes it is necessary for one or more areas to dominate your life and others have to take a back seat for a while. The only exception to this is a relationship with God, that should never take a backseat, however, we are all guilty of not prioritizing that part of life every once in a while.

    J.T. O’Donnell’s LInkedIn article about the Spinning Plate Theory is where I learned about the different areas of life. It makes so much more sense than work-life balance. My relationship with God fits into the Mental Self area of my life and it is my number one priority.

    I thank God for blessing you with this job and pray you will experience much success there.

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