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Tuesday
Jan252011

That Really Cool Thing?

It was so cool.

What if you could just leave all your shit behind for a week? What if you could just let go of the balls and let them just bounce on their own for a bit? Would that help?

You bet yer sweet ass it would.

The clarity that comes from talking with like-minded people? A brilliant antidote to the cluster-fuck you think your life has become. 

The relief of knowing that you're not the only one with a brain that is just non-stop all the damn time? It's sweet.

Great conversations with new friends, old friends and family - the people who know and care about you - can be cathartic in ways you don't know until it happens.

The teensy weensy problem with all this wonderfulness is that one must come back to those balls left bouncing. They have all but deflated, and I've got to blow them back up and start the juggling all over again. I feel I've stepped back into chaos and that's not good

The challenge is to re-create that feeling of calm and serenity on a daily basis. Oy, what a challenge it is to step outside the madness and review it with an open mind. I think that challenge gets harder with the addition of a fiance, husband, baby, dog - whatever. It's not just your chaos/madness/cluster-fuck. You get to share it.

Oh, the joy.

I'm dusting off those balls, getting them juggle-worthy. I'm doing that two-balls-in-one-hand thing right now while with my other hand, I try to pull-start the chainsaw.....yes, the chainsaw. You know those bat-shit crazy guys who juggle chainsaws, right? Yeah, I feel like that guy right now.

What I'd really rather be doing is hanging out here again.That totally wouldn't suck.

In the meantime, all you brides without photographers really need to enter the contest from yesterday. It lasts until January 31st, so HOP TO IT! Click here to read all about it!

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm so glad you had such a good time! I am right there with you -- back knee-deep in the mess. Only now the professional house cleaning has worn off and there are crumbs under my table again...

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Is it bad that I'm giggling as you talk about "two balls in one hand"? And the good part of having the fiance, husband, baby, dog, etc.? Sometimes they make it *easier* to find serenity. And by "serenity," I mean a feeling of peace as opposed to Malcolm Reynold's spaceship in Firefly.

Great photo, Cousin! I hope to see more of them.

Good luck with all of the balls! ;)

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGEW

I think the chainsaw is an apt metaphor. And because of that, it's REALLY awesome that you did the really cool thing!!!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

amazing feeling...to leave everything to its own devices for a while...to learn what you can maybe live without managing all the time...sounds like an awesome time.

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlizzie

Cool thing For The Win! I'm glad you had a chance to break away and recharge. Sometimes checking out and going to wonderful-land will also make it easier to, ahem, handle those balls, too -- you're going back to them with a fresh mind!

January 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlyn

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