We went camping this weekend to Tyler State Park. Yes, it was still warm enough to swim. Had I known that before I left, I would have packed swimwear. They were just fine to swim in their clothes, though. Anyway, I love taking trips like this for so many reasons but especially because being away from the hussle and bussle of everyday living allows me to think about my life from a larger perspective.
One thing I was thinking of was how for us recovering perfectionists, the all-or-nothing mentality is so difficult to overcome. I really wonder if I will ever get over it completely and find balance or if I'm just designed to be this way permanently. Michael and I were laughing because just the other day my bil had said that he wasn't going to blog anymore, so I commented that it didn't need to be all or nothing. Michael noted my hypocrisy since I even said that I was going quit once. But that was one little battle that I won - learning that blogging didn't need to be all or nothing.
So instead of being all or nothing, we decided to lessen the scope of our trip, staying just 7 days, and only visiting Prague (I hear there's plenty to keep my occupied there while Michael's working - he's only going to be able to have fun after long work hours). I'm super excited about that.
So that's where I'm at - noting the ways in which I'm out of balance and trying to adjust. It takes some realigning of my mindset, but it's a good thing. I think I'll find more happiness, contentment, and peace that way. Are there any areas of your life that you're trying to find balance in?