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The Balancing Act

2:29 pm Tue, 1st April 2008

Life is quite a balancing act. I’ve noticed this fact seems to become more and more true the older you get (as more “adult” responsibilities pile on).. and heck I’m only 29. (Yes, I only have one more year of being in my 20’s… *cries*) I’ve also noticed this balancing act seems to be more of a struggle the larger and more metropolitan the city in which you live. I’ve found life in London, for example, to be much more of a challenging balancing act than life in Sydney. I have to say, London would probably rate near the top as one of the most demanding & stressful cities (in the western world) to live in. I’m not the only one to make this observation.. I have heard it from many and varied people who have also lived in other cities around the world and can make the comparison.

But I guess you get used to the additional burdens over time and you get better at dealing with them as they come. It’s still a constant struggle because its like, as soon as you get used to one thing, something new comes along to challenge you – but I guess that’s what makes life interesting?

I always feel like there is so much I want to do and never enough days in the week, or hours in the day to fit in everything. Maybe I’m just particularly.. ambitious. I’ve never wanted to have a boring life. At the same time, I’ve never wanted a stressful, too-busy-to-stop-and-talk life either!! But there are so many wonderful, cool and interesting things in the world to try and experience! I don’t want to be a “pleb” – who just goes through life as expected, goes to work and goes home to eat and watch tv like a couch potato, has no time or energy for anything else, no other passions or hobbies they love, no inspirations to challenge themselves with, no new experiences to try and learn from. Having said that.. I also want to be someone who takes care of themself.. with all these things to do be it career or hobbies, I don’t want to be an overworked zombie whose health and body suffers because they just have no time to exercise or cook or eat healthily. I like my body and I think it deserves some T.L.C! It’s hard to strike that balance. I know I’m still learning…

Hm I don’t really know where I’m going with this post. I started it months ago and never got around to finishing it. So I have completely forgotten where I was going with it originally. Sorry. 😛 Hopefully you get the general sentiment. 🙂

Posted in Introspection, Life | 2 Comments »

  1. 2 Comments on “The Balancing Act”

  2. andrew
    Apr 21, 2008

    your twittering posts over the last week have been eloquent and heartbreaking – i can`t help thinking about prefab sprout`s goodbye lucille number 1. Other stuff too including Rilke…. best wishes to you and hugs to cat!
    This poem helped me through a tough time.

    You who never arrived in my arms, Beloved, who were lost from the start, I don’t even know what songs
    would please you. I have given up trying to recognize you in the surging wave of the next moment. All the immense
    images in me- the far-off, deeply-felt landscape,
    cities, towers, and bridges, and unsuspected
    turns in the path, and those powerful lands that were once pulsing with the life of the gods-all rise within me to mean you, who forever elude me.

  3. Maria
    May 16, 2008

    (Just read your twitterings).. If you’re up to it.. I hope you can blog. Sometimes it helps to talk things through (or even write about it). I hope things pick up for you & that you enjoy your weekend. Cheers, hug – M.

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