Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Balance

Today I want to talk about life balance. Talia didn't have any, and I'm pretty sure my balance between writing and being a mom is pretty off kilter as well.

Let's talk about Talia first. With the loss of her family she buried herself in her work. She made sure there was no time for a social life that could lead to emotional attachments. Her loneliness should have clued her in to her lack of balance but she justified that away as well. Her story became about regaining her balance so to speak. She needed to learn how to open up her life and experience something other than fear.

Balance plays another part in the series as a whole, but it's only been hinted at in The Magic Wakes. The balance between magical energies (come back on E day for more on this), the balance of trust vs protection, and the balance between creation and responsibility for those creations will all play a part in the next three novels.

I'm always talking about how I'm trying to balance my life as a mom, wife, daughter, teacher, mentor, blogger, writer, friend... Seems like each week I'm trying something new. It used to bother me that I couldn't get this right, but now I realize it's okay. If I'm still trying then at least I know there are priorities in my life. I just have to keep looking at them and reorganizing them according to the day, week, month, whatever.

Life keeps moving on and somehow we all get through it. Isn't that a wonderful blessing? Hah! Another B word.

Do you feel balanced? What are you doing to regain lost balance?