Balancing One Challenge After The Other

I have been wanting to write but of course life is keeping me busy. I have had a lot of changes going on this past week. I had to change sitters suddenly but this was Valentina's choice and request so I couldn't deny her. She really liked her other sitter but she has a brother Valentina's age and he just wouldn't stop picking in her. I think children have enough to deal with in their lives, they don't need to feel trapped like that.

My new sitter comes to the house, so Valentina doesn't have to get out of bed until 7 am, which gives her more rest.  I have noticed a change in her already, she seems happier and not so snappy, I am happy for her. She is very relaxed and smiles a lot more, The other great thing is that I will get to see her as soon as I get home, sometimes I didn't see her for an hour or more later with her other sitter.
Even with good change, it is still an adjustment... nothing is smooth sailing and I am sure things will come up with this arrangement but we will work through them. Soon enough she will be on her own and this whole phase in life will be gone, I will miss it a bit because it will mean she is maturing and wanting to make more of her own life choices. I thought Andrea grew up fast but Valentina's years are whizzing by at the speed of light. I decided to slow it down a bit, have more time where we aren't rushing and snapping, life is relaxing a bit... just what I need before I start my courses.

I have not been great about getting myself into bed at a good hour ... I guess it is because I know I won't actually sleep. So part of me thinks it is better to be productive, than to lay there and just think. Trust me, I have tried just laying there, one night it lasted for three hours. However; with everything all said and done, I still need to rest my body more, especially with the two courses coming up next month.
I have decided to take the next four months as a challenge, I exceed all my expectations when I take on a challenge.  I am going to have to be organized and prepared... I only expect success from myself. Blogging might become a weekend activity for me so that I can be focused, I am going to take it one day a time, see how I feel and go from there.

I know I can't stay away from blogging for any length of time, I truly love going through my feed and seeing so many favorites posts.  I am just going to have to be choosy through out the week and then give myself some weekend time to catch up with all of you. It is all going to take balance, we all crave that balance... it helps us to feel aligned.
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87 comments :

  1. Good to hear she's adjusting so well. You're so right, childhood flies by for moms.

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  2. balance is required, blogging and life it would be better if aligned...

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  3. It sounds like you are getting things worked out for Valentina. If she's happy you will be happier too!

    I know you love blogging and you can always get back to it after the classes are done. Good luck figuring out your schedule. I'm sure you will do fantastic. You meet challenges head on and concur them!

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  4. I hope all is well with your daughter and to you too all the best Launna!
    keep in touch!

    ellie
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  5. sounds great sweety!
    wish you a wonderful weekend!
    <3

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  6. I have to do same. I have to balance between blogging and life.... Good to know that you are adjusting~~

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  7. nice quotes.
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  8. Exactly, smart balancing is the key to smart life..and the best example is my sweet friend Launna! <3 Hugs :)

    Happy Friday!
    Charu
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  9. hidup memang harus dijalani dengan seimbang...

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  10. It's great to hear you have a happy daughter! :) Have a great weekend Launna!

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  11. Hello Launna,

    It sounds as if you are making several adjustments which will make life for you and your daughter so much happier and relaxed. It is so important to have a calm life at home, especially when you are trying to meet other challenges at work or in your studying. Whatever, you sound to be so much more positive and are clearly getting organised so that everything can be fitted in. Wonderful!

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  12. keseimbangan dalam menjalani hidup sangat penting....kalau ngga seimbang disebutnya JINGJET neng...:D

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  13. Do what best works for you dear Launna. I'm happy you are finding a balance.
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  14. Bom dia que postagem maravilhosa amei cada dia mim surpreende,
    bom final de semana.
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  15. I do think that Valentina's decision has made both of you happier and more at peace! So glad as you do have quite the challenge in front of you. But making it a challenge is so perfect for you! You can compete with yourself and you will do awesome! Have a great weekend!

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  16. It always takes some adjustment to get used to change but it's good that Valentina's new sitter means a change for the better :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  17. i like this sweet Launna
    thanks for your comment darling
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    have a nice day

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  18. I get this Launna.....balancing act....sometimes for me I lean too much one way and need to readjust. Hope you have a fab weekend.

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  19. like you i only expect succes from myself ....
    have a nice friday darling
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  20. It is hard to balance everything! I wish I could dedicate 8 hours to the blog, but it is just not possible haha! I feel bad when I am late responding to comments (or sometimes don't respond at all). But I remind myself it is just a hobby and not the end of the world!
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  21. This is the best example of great balance my sweet Launna.
    I hope all is well with your daughter and to you too all the best!
    Wishing you an amazing weekend
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  22. Dona Karan says that everything has to be a balance, that is very difficult for me. xoxo

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    1. I will be reading you in the weekend when you will be blogin.xoxo

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  23. Hi Launna! Today I'm happy to share with you a nomination for the "Very Inspiring Blogger Award", you totally deserve it, my friend!! Details on my blog ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Such lovely quotes Launna!

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  25. I think you did the right thing for Valentina and I'm glad she is so much happier. As for finding balance---I think it's great that you are taking good care of YOU. :)

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  26. Snap snap way to go Launna:). Happy for you and Valentina both:). keep smiling through our bumping road. when we hit the big bumped just hang tight so take a deep breath, and smile then laugh when we passed by to the smooth spots. I probably wont see you every day like other does because I only post 2-3 times a week as you already knew. Thank you so much for staying with me Launna:).xx, From the bottom of heart, Wishing you a really blessed weekend ahead through the upcoming week:).

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  27. Write it out! Writing always helps me feel better. So glad you found a great new sitter.

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  28. Achieving a balance is achieving total happiness and yes i struggle and crave for it. I am excited for your new challenge and i hope you achieve and exceed your goals. I am glad that Valentina is happy now and can get more rest.

    Anne
    http://www.liebeladies.com

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  29. This is the right thing for Valentina.... balance is required!
    I'm happy for you both!!!
    Happy sunday girl!!!
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  30. There has to be a balance in life. A balance of work, family, and the opportunity to learn and do whatever you want!! Happy sunday Launna!! :)

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  31. I am so happy for you and Valentina. It must be such a good feeling knowing she is happy!
    I hope you reach all of your personal goals Launna.
    Beautetude

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  32. Amazing pictures & thanks for sharing this here. Would you
    like to follow each other via GFC, Google+ & Bloglovin? Please lemme know
    & keep in touch!

    X
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  33. Actually I also do not like to write, but I should like to write because writing this I can be cool, hehe
    Her picture was incredible

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  34. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your long weekend. Long weekend is sounds lovely to me now:). Thank you so much for all your beautiful comments on my blog:). You're a darling Launna:)

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  35. Yeah, it's a real juggling act huh! I can only imagine how tough it must be sometimes as a mom.

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  36. Verdade! Eu nunca reprovei nada da marca! ;)

    O equilíbrio tem que estar presente em todas as fases da vida. É um dos pontos mais importantes para ter a felicidade!

    Ótimo domingo, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  37. I think it's wonderful that you found another sitter for Valentina. I am glad she's having a better experience. At that age, you're right whatever can be eliminated to make things better, do it. My good sleep is still hit or miss. Last night was wonderful because I feel asleep reading. The only downside to that is that I dream the book and sometimes it's scary. I need to find a peaceful read - something where a mystery doesn't need to be solved. I'm not generally a love story kind of person but maybe that would make for good sleeping material - just a fairytale everything's perfect romance ;-)

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  38. it sound good :D i hope you have a wonderful week, Launna ;D

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  39. This post so much describes my current life Launna! Balancing! How important it is! Have a lovely week my dear friend!
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  40. have a nice start of week Launna :)
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    kiss

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  41. Balancing is so important to live fine. I hope you hace a good week and a lot of wisdom, always presents in your life
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  42. Tenha uma semana abençoada para você e família.
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  43. Good for you that you recognized the need for a different sitter. It sounds like this will work out much better for you and for your daughter. You are a good mother, Launna, to recognize and take care of her needs like that. I understand the need for balance too. I struggle with that all the time. We all have to prioritize and quite often blogging has to wait until later. Wishing you the best of luck adjusting to your recent changes and with your upcoming courses.

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  44. Balance is nice. And you are a sweet mom to let your daughter change sitters. It is hard to have to go somewhere where someone's being unpleasant. I think it's cool that you acknowledged that... really, really cool, actually. :)

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  45. I am so happy for Valentina and the fact that she is finally adjusting!! :) It will take time, but we all know she will do it!! ^_^ :) And, my dear launna, you need to press on!!! Rest as much as you want now! You'll be needing it. Because next month onwards, you're going to get so so busy!! Also, I just want to thank you for your lovely comments every single time. It genuinely makes me smile, seeing it coming from a person I admire <3 Love you Launna! <3

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  46. Nice post!
    Kisses
    Manasi
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  47. sweet Launna, have anice day!
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    kiss

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  48. have a wonderful day dear!

    <3
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  49. thanks for your comment darling
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    have a nice day

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  50. Time passes by so quickly! I hope all changes are for good. We'll be in touch.

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman
    So easy Spanish!

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  51. Finding balance is always the goal and so much harder then we expect it to be. We need to remember to give ourselves credit for effort in trying to meet and exceed goals. You are doing a great job!!
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  52. Always enjoy reading your post about life. Looking forward to your next blog post! :)

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  53. Hi Launna:). Thank you so much for your kind words:) as always:). I've had the great weekend with my family, we went to the mall and grabbed a so delicious lunch after all. I really am so sorry to hear that, about the last night, at least you had the great long weekend time:) keep smile with it Launna:) and walking into that. The beautiful big picture is what we looking for:). We all have to deal with the issue no matter what who we are:). whether the president or the garbage man, we all have our own issures. I knew that you knows it all as all the greatest experienced you had:), I Just reminding you:), you're so not alone:). I'm with you:).

    Wishing you a better day and be bless, you deserve it all as same as others:). oxoxo.

    A big warm hug from me to you my dearie Launna!

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  54. I am so happy that you and your daughter are doing great! Finding balance can be very difficult, but it is important. I know that you will find that balance dear Launna! :-) Have a wonderful week with your loved ones! <3

    xoxo
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  55. Feliz agosto para você postagem maravilhosa
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  56. I know it sounds corny, but I honestly think all things happen for a purpose. Changing babysitters sounds like a great step all the way around.

    Take care.

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  57. Hello Launna: I have cellulite since 1 week ago, I'm a bit worried, maybe it's the water of the sea. xoxo

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  58. sounds always very good your post sweet Launna
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    kiss

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  59. balancing is important... haha I remember when I was 8 or so there was this boy that wouldn't stop picking on me. then others joined him. one day i was so frustrated that I just walked up to him and punched him in the stomach. he stoped picking on me after that. I guess you cant really do that kind of thing in this day and age anymore :D good luck with the new babysitter!!!

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  60. Hi Launna..hope you are doing well!

    Love

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  61. Yes, I was talking about balance today. That's the one thing we're always striving for, eh?

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  62. Passando para ti deseja um belo dia para você e familia
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  63. I'm excited for you! Oh, you do need rest and it helps to be relaxed at home and make time for yourself and at the same time being a good role model for Valentina, as well. As they say..some days are better than others.

    I keep hearing Eat Clean..now if knew exactly how. I think I do, but sometimes..that is a challenge too. Wishing you well, and thank you so much for the notes, etc. All the best!

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  64. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me!
    Love all your words. It is the real truth...We need balancing..
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more:-*


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  65. best wishes on this new challenge! I know you will be successful :)

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  66. Hi Launna, I thought I had already commented on this post..guess I didn't ;)
    Anyway, balance is absolutely necessary! I know you will be successful with your challenge :)
    So nice that Valentina is happy with her sitter :)
    Have a lovely day!

    MJ // www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  67. You said right, I got the brooch thinking about the winter. How are you doing? Weekend is soon so I think that we will be reading you soon :)
    Thank you for your comment <3
    xoxo

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  68. Wow, Launna, you sound grounded and focused!!! My life has had so many ups and downs that I just didn't have the energy to visit your blog. I'm feeling wonderful and healed on many levels, so it is great to reconnect. Hugs!!!

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  69. Desejo um belo dia postagem maravilhosa
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  70. How have you been?
    great post as always
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  71. Really Love the Quotes ,especially the second one :)

    Have a happy Friday Launna ,big Hugs <3

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  72. i'm looking for that day when everything is balanced! at least, for a moment ;)

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