It’s no secret that I am doing A LOT right now. I will even spare you from the list because it’s so long.
I often get asked something along the lines of “how do you do it all?” or “I don’t know how you do it!” and the honest truth is that I don’t. I am no superhero able to do all these things. I have just figured out how to do a ton of things at 50% or less. Why? Because I have to. No, that’s not true. I could cut stuff out. I could hire help. I guess it’s because I want to. I have obligations, yes. But I also have goals and dreams that I want for myself. So I maintain those as priorities, too.
I wish I could give 100% to each of my things, but that’s just not the reality. Fewer and fewer moms are able to JUST be moms and wives these days. If they don’t have a traditional job, they are often selling something on the side. And whatever you are, if you work or not, if you’ve got a side hustle or not, that’s not really the point. Every version is worthy. But what I’m not okay with is the version where you are pulled in so many directions that you forget who YOU are. What YOUR needs are. How to take care of yourself.
So that’s why the things that I am passionate about get a seat at the table, too. Even if I operate them at way less than 100%. My passions matter, too, so lack of sleep, for example, can’t hold me back.
There are days of pure frustration and exhaustion. For sure. So don’t think I always have it together. Somedays it’s a complete train wreck and I barely fit a shower in. But what’s important is that by the end of the day, no matter how late your day ends, you get your booty in the shower. You take some time for you. It might not be very long, but it must be done to keep you going.
So take heart Mommys (and Daddys), there is hope to keep your wants and needs at the forefront. If you fight for it. Remember to fight for it.