balance | one little word 2014
my word for 2014 is balance. it popped into my head when i was passing through a step-stone bridge over a pond at the Korakuen Garden during our trip to Okayama.
balance has a lot of different definitions, from evenly distributing weight to enable something to stay upright and steady, having different elements in correct proportions, putting something in a steady position so it does not fall, offsetting the value of one thing with another and much more.
to me, balance relates mostly to readjusting based on different situations. i quit my full-time job in Sept last year and do two part-time jobs that added up to full-time. i mainly work from home now and have much more free time. i am happier this way, although i earn less and have fewer chances to interact with others.
i need to find and establish a new balance however: between work and home, time to myself and time with others, spending and saving. i’m hoping to bring each part into harmony together. also i want to balance between food and fitness. i’ve been intrigued by the idea of being a “part-time vegetarian” (eat vegan/vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch, and anything you want for dinner) ever since i read an article about it. this feels like a nice balance to me and i’m thinking to trying it this year.
looking forward to this personal journey in 2014. let’s balance on the path of life.