My life has been very busy these past weeks, and even more so these past few days.
Yesterday, I attended the La Leche League Conference in Israel.
I actually considered not attending, but I realized I would be so sad if I missed it. I am so glad that I went!
The topics did not interest me so much on paper, but the lectures were fantastic! I gained new insights and information.
Towards the end of the day, I started feeling really tired. During the last two lectures, the rooms were too warm and I just could not keep my eyes open any more.
I realized that I had hit my limit.
I had the idea that maybe I would join Moshe for the second day of the Star Trek convention, but I really was too tired.
Instead, I went home and spent the afternoon with my daughters. My friend, FB, who drove me home from the conference, came in for a bit and the four of us played this great board game, Cartagena. (thanks ABH!!)
Today, Tuesday, I slept late and did very little. I fully intended on napping during the day but, just as I was about to lie down, I remembered that the kids come home early today. I felt like I needed to be around for my kids. So, I forced myself to stay awake.
I am really tired. But I feel really good!
I know that I need to find my balance. I can go out and do things. But I do need time to "catch up" and rest afterwards. I think the ratio is 1:2 (activity:rest).
I have never been good at slowing down.
This is perhaps my biggest challenge.
Maybe I'll find time to rest tomorrow....
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
When the Land Sings
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