Celebrating Balance

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This week I'm celebrating FAILURE, of a sort...
  • I didn't finish the March blogging challenge
  • I didn't write a celebration last week
  • I didn't clean my house until yesterday
  • I didn't walk every day
  • I didn't do a lot of things I probably should have
But really. I'm celebrating balance, which of course is my OLW for 2015

I'm celebrating the student I wrote about yesterday. The balance between technology and "old school" is a delicate one. You have to meet students where they are. Once I got him off his computer and just got him to think about his writing, he soared. 

I'm celebrating myself. Learning the difference between the "I really have to have this done tomorrow" and "This isn't a priority and I can do it later".  I'm celebrating myself making time for family and friends and not using school work as an excuse for not getting together and enjoying their company.

I'm celebrating Chloe. Who makes me walk and get outside and enjoy moments of breathing as we head into the last few weeks of school.

I'm celebrating my speech kids, who gave me an amazing day at All-State speech on Monday. A day full of celebrating what we do and how far we have come. And silly reasons to laugh.

I'm celebrating grandkids
and a husband
and friends
all those people who need more me.
Who have gently nudged me into this balancing act.

And I want to share this link to the Huffington Post. Because it reminded me of the BALANCE I need in my life. I love the combination of photos and writing and how they celebrate life.  I think I'm going to try this. Once a week. A picture and some writing. And it might go along with Christy's 30 day challenge (which I haven't started yet, but I'm going to)

And what are you celebrating this week?


  1. These are great celebrations, Deb! I don't see any of these as failures at all. When we make a decision not to do something, we are saying YES to something else. It sounds to me like you made the right choices!


  2. Celebrating failure is a positive approach to life. I look forward to your photography/story blog posts.

  3. I think it's sad we need to give ourselves permission to not work all the time, instead to enjoy the other things we seem to ignore. Good for you for finding some balance, Deb, doing what works for you. And congrats to you & your speech kids-flying high!

  4. Good for you seeing the celebrations in you! We don't do that enough. Balance is an impossible but important goal for me. Maybe celebrating the edging toward it would make attainment seem possible. Thank you for the link, I need lots of instruction in attaining balance.

  5. Your celebrations reflect the balance you are injecting into your life. The didn'ts are choices you made to achieve that balance, rather than failures. Your choices will be balanced.

  6. Deb, balance is the essence of life. Each one of us finds it in different ways. May your spring road be filled with wonder.

  7. I am still learning the difference, too. May you find the balance and learn to prioritize.


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