Being a Mom is a Big Job. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
Being a wife, writer, aspiring entrepreneur and social media maven on top of that and making it all work is even more difficult…
especially when you can’t accomplish much because you have little one’s who are a permanent fixture in your lap……
Or when there is laundry constantly calling your name….the laundry-that-rarely-gets-folded-let-alone-hung-up-on-a-hanger-or-placed-in-the -proper-drawer kind of laundry because there are dishes in the sink, noses to wipe, diapers to change and the deadlines are always looming.
But there are a few things that trump them all…
Like cuddles while waking up after nap time or kisses to make the boo-boo all better….
and the rare moments when it’s just me and her, moments that are treasured and too few and far between these days.
Then there’s the all important time with this guy…..
The one who puts up with all the things that make me “special”…
They all get top priority.
After that there are books I want to read, stories I want to write, places I want to travel and the many, many personal goals I have set for myself as a parent, as a woman and a professional.
At times, it truly can feel so overwhelming.
But I’ve come to realize that doing it all at 110% is impossible. I will never be a domestic goddess, and I’m good with that (most of the time) I don’t want to wake up one day and regret my approach to raising my girls, nurturing my marriage and pursuing my goals. So I’m going to cut myself a break.
And you should too.
Balance is elusive. I have no illusions that I am in full control of this roller coaster. But I’ll make it work regardless because little girls make me smile, charming husbands bring me joy and pursuing new goals feeds my soul.
It’s worth it.
What do you think, is balance elusive? What struggles have you found along the way when attempting to “do it all”?