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#ESMEINK : "On the Road" Day 22

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{ ON THE ROAD } 

Im on my way to B.C. with my sweet husband and children for a visit with family, and my cousin's wedding.

This trip is going to boost my spirit in ways I need so badly right now! Having our BC escape once or twice a year will satisfy my heart. Especially in light of the soul work I've been doing to find peace with staying in Calgary, and making it home for longer.

The mountains. Ocean. Rivers, and lakes. Home in my heart. It feels so right to be going there for the weekend.

This drive is so breathtakingly beautiful! The mountains hold such spirit and mystery. I'm drawn to them like a magnet. I'm in love with the fierce wildlife, the mystic rain, glaciers, sunny days and hikes, and the thought of survival among them.

I can't wait to see my clan. To get my hands on my nieces and nephews. I've been focusing a lot on family and building clan, and strengthening my root chakra. This encourages my roots to grow deep into the foundations of my soul and earth. Having strong roots and beliefs help me to feel like home is wherever I hang my hat.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. In all aspects-people places and things. Maybe, having B.C. close enough to visit, yet far enough that it's an effort, will make me appreciate it so much more.

All of that being said, it's time for some soul-kissing fun times!

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#ESMEINK Journal Entry by Lise-Marie Johnson

#ESMEINK : "Change" Day 11

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{name it so you can change it}

I thought naming what sucks was a good topic on it's own. So, today I'm going to name it to change it again.

To say that trying to be a mom with a career is hard, would be an understatement. If i'm being honest, some days I want to throw in the towel. I think part of it is the age of my kids. They require lots of attention, love and teaching, and are not in school full time. Another part of it is time management. I know I could definitely do better in this area. I love being a mom. Wouldn't wish for my life to be any different. I only wish for strength and wisdom to do it better. I feel the same way about my career.

{symmetry}

Finding balance in all things in life, is an ongoing process. Juggling family and career is just one of them. When I put too much effort into one, the other suffers. Sometimes my mood determines which one I exercise my focus on.

I know the key to maintaining balance, is knowing when I've lost it. Paying attention to symmetry in my life. Putting all of my eggs in one basket, could be described as a bit extreme. But I want the best of both worlds. I want to be the best at everything I do. It's in my nature.

I am learning for sure, that taking time to live life-like, really LIVE, will only inspire my work. So maybe that's just where I should put more focus.

Also, I have to remind myself, it's okay to turn work off to live the life you dream of.

I think all I can do is be my best at whatever is is that I'm doing at the present moment.

#ESMEINK Journal Entry by Lise-Marie Johnson

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