A Fine Balancing Act – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


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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