Balancing Act


Life is really about the art of balancing people, places and things and sometimes  I feel like I am on a tight rope holding an over-sized balance pole…

“Oh no I’m slipping to the right, no to the left…Oh Oh OK I’m back firmly in the middle…that was close phew!!!.

So with 2016 literally just around the corner I want to share with you some projections of what I hope to accomplish in the New Year.  

I think it is truly important to set goals, celebrate milestones and more importantly to organize oneself in the process.  It is time to declutter not only at home but to declutter your life of the people, places and things that don’t fit YOU anymore.   

First off, Love is back on the table for me…I am going to predict that I will successfully find love this year or it will find me, regardless whether I find him or he finds me I know love will be a part of my life in 2016.

I am a non-smoker now.  It sounds so funny to say that but I heard myself tell a friend (Richard) just this week that if we travel by car together to New Brunswick his smoking in the car will be a problem.  I am now a nagging non-smoker and I couldn’t be prouder :))  The next step is to stop acting like a smoker…no more “smoke breaks” or hanging around with smokers.  

A non-smoker is someone who sees no real use for cigarettes in their life. If you can find that you’re enjoying life more and managing better than when you were smoking, and can’t think of any situation where you’d be better off reaching for a cigarette, then it’s unlikely you’ll ever go back to smoking.

Next Step – I’m putting my overly comfortable reclining couch in storage – the back shed needs it more than I do, I’ve also canceled the cable and the New Year will find me at #GoodLifeFitness with a membership.  Those red gym pants are really calling my name.

I plan along with my daughter to initiate a monthly house project decorating, painting, restoring and finding my inner handy girl who needs her fix LOL. 

Three things need to be back on track or on a track for 2016 including my fat ass, my libido and love.

I have to bring them girls out more this body isn’t going to be around forever.  It’s time for the French Woman in me to re-emerge and make a much needed appearance with a décolleté, a sexy skirt, high boots, bright lipstick and a bouffant hairstyle coiffed a la Marilyn Munroe.

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The day I stop trying to look good I hope never comes, there are many occasions this year where  I have felt hopeless to find balance especially with my health but with a firm foot in front of the other and a balancing pole in hand I walk fearlessly towards a non-stop approach to finding balance.

When I was a young girl, my Mom said – Gail when boys stop looking at you it’s a problem.  I didn’t understand what she meant and I thought she was just trying to find a way to tell me I was ugly but I realize she meant that it would be a problem for me.  You see we are all different and for some of us we define ourselves by our looks.  

It might make me shallow or vain but regardless it is who I am and my Mom knew that about me.  She wanted to make sure that focusing on my looks would always be a priority for me because she knew that looking my best would make me happy.  

I fought that idea every step of the way, never wanting to be defined by my looks.  Now I honestly realize my Mom was absolutely right…I’m not about to curl up and give up on being my very own bombshell…I might not have a perfect body or be drop dead gorgeous but I’ll be damn if I don’t make every attempt to be the best me.

Life is really about the art of balancing people, places and things and sometimes  I feel like I am on a tight rope holding an over-sized balance pole…this time though I’m not falling down and in the end it is about balancing me.

 

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. So glad to see you’re in such a positive mood, just in time for Christmas and the New Year. I predict all your predictions will come true! Good luck and take care! Glen Glen Guerin 416-469-2384 On Wed 23/12/15 9:29 PM , The Gaily Report comment-reply@wordpress.com sent: a:hover {color: red;}a {text-decoration: none;color: #0088cc;}a.primaryactionlink:link, a.primaryactionlink:visited { background-color: #2585B2; color: #fff; }a.primaryactionlink:hover, a.primaryactionlink:active { background-color: #11729E !important; color: #fff !important; }/* @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { .post { min-width: 700px !important; }}*/ WordPress.com The Gaily Report posted: “Life is really about the art of balancing people, places and things and sometimes I feel like I am on a tight rope holding an over-sized balance pole…”Oh no I’m slipping to the right, no to the left…Oh Oh OK I’m back firmly in the middle…that was”

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  2. I’ve fallen off the tight rope but I want to get back on like you Gail… I wish you much success… also there is nothing wrong with always trying to look your best. I never want to be that woman who gives up on being the best me. .. I look forward to seeing how you progress xox ♡

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  3. I totally agree. “life is really about the art of balancing” and the art of discovering what does it mean in different periods of our lives. That is such a wise thought. Thank you for sharing this. … life is the art of balancing … a continuous struggle to achieve that, I think. Adrián

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