Just the other day I texted my girlfriends, “Today I am feeling completely overwhelmed trying to be a loving wife, good mom, successful professional, and keep my house all at the same time.” To which they respond, “AMEN!”
Then when I sat back and looked at my statement I thought to myself…no wonder I am overwhelmed. Who could be good at ALL those things simultaneously? NO ONE. Certainly not me.
I honestly don’t believe in “having it all”. At least…not all at once.
Different stages, years, days and even hours of my life require different parts of who I am.
I am learning to give myself some grace. Grace to not get it all done. Grace to miss the mark. Grace to have a dirty floor or go out for an afternoon because I am losing my ever loving mommy mind.
Every day presents different challenges, different needs, and different tasks – and if I tilt toward what is required and let the rest go…really let it go…I hope to find myself less overwhelmed.
This is my gentle reminder to be kind to yourself.