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Balance

Once September hits, my life is about balance.  I am a full-time teacher at a highly regarded school in Alberta, I am a mother and a wife.  In addition to those roles, I hold family and friends close.  Sometimes I feel like I am being pulled a million ways, but ultimately I always find a way to get to that sweet point of balance.

It doesn't always come easy - the finding balance point.  It takes some trial and error, some epic fails, and some days where the bottom of a bottle of wine can't come soon enough, but I do get there.  When I am at the precipice of "aaghhh!" and stressing about deadlines, meetings and extra-curricular that both my kids and myself have, I truly don't believe I will ever reach that point of "okay, I can relax now", but it does happen.

I think one huge factor in my ability to find balance was the first years of my teaching career.  I worked with some amazingly experienced teachers who taught me that if I want to survive, I have to e…