Someone posted that on Facebook the other day. I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t relate. Oftentimes, I find myself so totally overwhelmed at the sheer volume of work that comes with working, having two kids and a household to run.
But then I always seem to impress myself with the ability to push through, and somehow accomplish 90% of what’s on my list. Sleep? Who needs sleep. You certainly know what I’m talking about if you’re a parent.
Sometimes, that desire to just go hide from my to-do list is so strong, that I almost give in. Who am I kidding? There are definitely a few times throughout the month where I just say screw it. The kids are in bed, I’m pouring myself a glass of wine and watching a movie.
(For the record, I just had to rewrite “wine” four times because I kept spelling it “whine.” Can you tell I live with a 3 year old?!)
I have this tendency to take on a lot. Sometimes, it even seems to be too much. And then, almost miraculously, I push myself to do a little more. And find that I can do it. And then I do it all over again.
As I’ve grown into my role of mom, brand ambassador, small business owner and more, I’ve come to realize something. Character isn’t about the number of times throughout the month that I find myself feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s about how I handle it.
This is how I’ve grown myself over the last year. I’ve come to realize that I can take on so much more than I ever thought possible. With a little creative thinking, and some positive self-talk, and a lot of pushing myself to find that next level of accomplishment, my vision is growing. An open minded view of possibility is helping my dreams, both personally and professionally, to take shape.
And friends, what I’m doing isn’t rocket science. It’s perseverance, hard work, and strategic thinking. And as such, I encourage you to follow your dreams. Push yourself to work a little further towards your goals today. It’s challenging, and it’s certainly not the “easy way out,” but it is SO rewarding when you start to see the fruit of your hard work.
I wish you the best of luck!
-Your friend in mommyhood, Cortney