Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Seeking Balance

This month I will participate in the Slice of Life Challenge!
My goal is to Write. Share. Give. each & every day of March.  
Check out Two Writing Teachers for more info!

Some days creep along so slowly that it seems they'll never end. Others go and go and go at such a fast pace that it feels as though you might just slip right off that hamster wheel and go flying on into space. Today was one of those latter types. 

I had a really good day. A seriously solidly good day. Many fine folks graced the library during Late Start Wednesday, throughout the morning and on into Mega Lunch.  I had students needing techie help and students needing assistance of the bookish variety. I had kids coloring their stress away and listening to me read aloud, and even some playing the ukelele. I had teachers signing up for computer labs and book talks. I had perfectly lovely conversations over books mutually enjoyed. The afternoon flew by just as quickly and before I knew it I was headed in the direction of home.

In all of this good busyness, I managed to straighten my office a tinge and find my wayward umbrella. This is good news as I can feel the clouds as they begin to gray and gather. 

With as lovely as the day was today, I still felt like perhaps the wheel was turning a bit too quickly for my liking.  I love moving and shaking; I adore accomplishing my various and sundry daily tasks. However, I will make it a point to remind myself tomorrow to take some time to breathe & be as well as to move & groove.  Then, perhaps, my day will find the perfect rhythm that I long for that so often remains elusive. 


  1. It's hard to slow the wheel sometimes! Maybe a little rain will slow things a smidge so you can revel in the breathe and be!

  2. Oh, balance. That elusive ideal. My 18 year old cousin told me she couldn't wait until her life was "balanced" - I just smiled and told her to hang on for the ride!

  3. I've been thinking about the insane, unhealthy pace of a typical school day. Europeans do it much better.

  4. If you ever get that perfect balance you better share how! Lol