Yesterday was a great day. As I was sitting in a room full of social workers; people who give their lives to children and their families every single day, I couldn’t help but think about my own life and where it was headed. I found myself thinking of balance. Work life and home life balance. Personal time and time with my children balance. Balance in every aspect of my life. I couldn’t help but feel like I had NONE. Then I realized that I am not the only person out there who is feeling like they aren’t quite the best versions of themselves. Like I am getting lost in the daily deluge of internet, work, children, family, dinner, health and the list goes on. Who am I really in the midst of these struggles. Where do my priorities need to be and how do I find that balance. How do I start to live by design. My conclusion was that I need to take a pause and reflect, I needed to hold myself accountable. I wanted to set priorities and stick to them. I wanted to put myself out there and create a community, a space, where I was free to share my successes, my struggles and I wanted to hear from others. So, here I am today writing my first blog post and starting to plan the next. This is a place to share goals, struggles, hopes, dreams, and best of all reality. The reality happens when our best intentions are not what is actually happening in our lives. When our children are crying and we have 5 minutes to get out the door to start the day and no one has their shoes on, their hair brushed, their teeth brushed, or has even had breakfast. That is the reality of our days and where our best intentions get lost. When we don’t remember to stop and just breathe in the moment that will never be here again.