Thursday, October 13, 2011

thinking about the juggling act

(Hypatia working on a research project, in the evening because the day was too busy)

I've been thinking of myself as a juggler a lot recently. It's the way we talk about these things: don't drop the ball, keep it all in the air, etc. I may have too many balls in the air right now, and I am worried about dropping one. As the pace has picked up this fall, I planned to take a week to get the hang of the juggling act, then add in just one more ball at a time. That was probably a good idea, but it still seems like there are too many balls:

Work, homeschool, home, the RE credentialing program, exercise, marriage, and food

I'm dangerously close to dropping the balls, to burning out, to giving up. I don't want to give up either of the balls that folks tell me are the biggies: Full time work and full time homeschooling. Yep, most folks don't try to do both of those at the same time, but I feel that both are my heart and soul work, and giving up either feels like giving up a piece of my heart.

And if I won't put the balls down, I guess I need to just learn to be a better juggler.


  1. I can relate, as I suspect most of your readers can. Is there anything you can delegate? Can your hubby take over the cooking for a while, for example?

  2. I am feeling the same way! Good luck and I hope it slows down for you soon.