THUNDER BAY – OP-ED – Whether we have two left feet or we have been formally trained, we go through our lives dancing every single day.
In elementary school we danced – time on homework with time to play, healthy snacks with sugary treats. We danced between them, we found balance, and we moved on.
The dance of life continues
In high school we danced – time on homework and time with friends, time with that person of interest with time on exams, after school jobs and after school dates. We danced between them, we found balance, and we moved on.
As adults we danced – time at work and time at play, time with friends and time on us, time for fun and time for healthy activities, time for more education and time to reflect on all we have learned so far. We danced between them, we found balance, and we moved on.
As parents we danced – time at work and time with our children, adult activities and children activities, doctors appointments and ballet classes, little league and swimming, naps and exhausted sleep, healthy meals planned ahead and fast food just because. We danced between them, we found balance, and we moved on.
And now as a grown woman, with grown children off on their own, my dance continues.
This week I dance between illness and health, between rest and work, between taking care of me and taking care of business. It is a dance and sometimes it is hard to find balance but such has been the case for every step of this journey so I will continue to dance, knowing eventually I will find balance once again, and then … I will move on.
I love you!