Should I do the dishes, or work on that song kicking around in my head? Should I write a new post, or fold some of the gazillion baskets of clean clothes waiting in the laundry room? I know I am not the only one around here who can do the housework, but every single day, I feel torn between my different roles. Is this just part of life in the 21st century, or am I expecting too much of myself? Yes, God is calling me to service through music, and I’m more than willing to do it; but, on top of my teaching job, and my family responsibilities, I put almost 60 hours into my music in February. Those 60 hours took away from time with my family, the housework got behind, meal planning suffered, and I pretty much didn’t exercise or go for walks at all, which I generally enjoy (in fairly limited quantities!). So, after 5 hours in the studio yesterday, I am almost glad that my producer is going away for 10 days, and that I don’t have a gig coming up for a little while. I’ve decided that his week, I am going to whip up some good meals, bake cookies, and generally spend more time with my family. I know that I am also going to sneak in time to work on my music, but I am looking forward to giving myself a little break!