I look at others and wonder- *How do they do it all*?
Then, I look at myself and wonder- *How do I do it all*?
- I’m a wife.
- I’m a mother.
- I’m a runner, training someone else for our next half marathon.
- I am a writer for Shrinking Jeans and now, Shrinking Kitchen.
- I’m building a house from the ground up.
I had absolutely NO idea how much work this involved and really, at times, it’s a full-time job in of itself.
- I have a husband who works out of town a lot.
- I am a Pampered Chef Consultant.
- I have to taxi, clean, cook, errand run, discipline, love, teach, manage the social calender and everything in between.
The answer is- I don’t do it all.
Not by a long shot. I do the best that I can, leaving lots of room for improvement. I’m not the most organized but I try to be. I’m not the most timely but I try to be
(ie- why am I writing this post at 1am in the morning?!). I’m not the best mother, wife, runner but I try to be.
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately
uh-oh. I can only do what I can do in a 24 hour period. I have to prioritize my *to-do* list each and every day. Some things will get done. Some things will not get done. I have bad days where I just can’t seem to get anything done. I have good days where I seem to get a lot done.
And some days, I just have to let it all go and be flexible with whatever craziness happens to be going on.
As I get older, I am realizing that this is OK. I do not have to do everything for everyone. I do not have to be super-mom, super-wife, super-runner.
I just have to be me, and that is enough.
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