Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Balance is Hard

Like may bloggers I'm engaged in a constant balancing act between horses, work and life. Lately I've been really struggling with that balance.

GreyDog captures my feelings perfectly
I'm closing in on the final stretch of my degree. I've been working towards my BComm very slowly, taking evening classes. My first post secondary credits are actually from 2005, making this the 12 year program as I am set to graduate in April (I haven't attended university consecutively, there's a few gaps in there).

In my push to graduate by April I have been loading up on classes. Generally I have been taking classes a maximum of 2 nights a week. This semester (and next) I'm in 3 classes. The extra class, coupled with an insanely busy fall at work and my other half returning to the oilfield (meaning he's gone 14 days at a time) has thrown my balance right out the window.

I feel like there is not a single area of my life that is receiving the attention it deserves. As a consequence I really have no time or motivation to blog. Which really sucks because I love being able to go back and see the progression.

Th good news? Sullivan is off on an adventure with my mom. Dee is home and is feeling better than ever. William continues to be the very best baby racehorse. Chase is happy and mugging for treats at every opportunity. Having them at home is great because even though I don't get to ride as much as I want I still get to see them every day.

My happy place

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I cannot wait until April when I will (finally!!!!) graduate. Until then I'm just going to try to keep balancing everything that needs to be done without burning out.
He tries so hard
And because I'm apparently a masochist I've also started applying to grad schools.


  1. April will be here before you know it! I'm glad that Dee is doing better.

  2. Work life balance is hard, especially when you throw in school and a SO with a non-traditional schedule. Hopefully things settle down for you quite a bit in April!

  3. Oh man, I totally feel you. I can't imagine having school added to the mix and an SO who is out of town sometimes. I've been working quite a bit lately (with the goal of an acreage in mind) and I need to push through the tiredness/grumpiness until we buy something... I don't know how much more I've got in me. I hope you have a fun trip or something planned for when you graduate :) (or at least a fun horse show haha)

    1. Anne-Marie and I are actually planning on going to Rolex!

  4. Girl I feel you on that school grind. I'm in my fourth year and definitely not anticipating on graduating soon.

  5. Ugh. I hear ya. It is SO difficult to try and have enough time and energy for everything :/

  6. I completely hear you! I wish you the best of luck as you finish your degree and grad school is awesome ;)

  7. Balancing everything is hard. It doesn't necessarily get easier with time but you learn more ways to do it. I strive for an overall balance, knowing that at times one part of my life will get more attention than others.

  8. Balance is the worst haha. I definitely occasionally fantasize about throwing everything out and just playing with ponies (and maybe live out of my truck lol). So exciting to see that finish line tho - and even better that all the ponies are doing well too!!

  9. Balance is super hard but its totally worth the sacrifices you make in order to finish. Such a relief.

  10. I'm having similar balance struggles, so I feel you. Good luck with the grad school applications.

  11. Yeah, I think we all struggle with this from time to time. The good news is it doesn't last forever and it sounds like you have a good support crew!