The older I get, the more I realize that life is all about finding a balance. It is finding a balance between self and others. It is finding a balance between work and family. It is finding a balance between a clean house and a clean-enough house. And a myriad of other things.
My balances had shifted over the years. (As has my figure, but that's another story.) What was once vitally important to me has taken a backseat and something else has moved forward. And isn't that the way it is for most of us? Our priorities change according to our age and circumstance.
However--and this is a big however--some things do not change. Nor should they change. Commitment to family should not change, though how we fulfill those commitments may vary over the years. Loyalty to friends should not change. Faithfulness to one's spouse should not change. And, finally and most importantly, loving the Savior should not change.
These are the cornerstones of life. They remain (or should) immutable.
This I know for sure: balance means making choices. Our job is to make sure that our choices count.