I know I’m not alone in this, which is part of the reason I wanted to share my story today. So many women feel the compulsion to always say yes, to be all things to all people, to have everything together – a clean & organized home, a successful career, well-behaved children, a perfect wardrobe. Though it may look good to others, what keeping all these balls in the air actually feels like is complete misery & utter exhaustion. And that is no way to live our lives. I think it’s time to let a few balls drop. To learn to say no more often. To make time for the things that bring us joy. And, perhaps most importantly, to give each other grace when we do all of the above.
A messy home or wrinkled clothing or an unruly child doesn’t mean we are “less than” – in fact, I would argue that it makes us even more beautiful because we are showing what is REAL in a world that’s filled with smoke & mirrors. When we allow our imperfections to be visible, we are less likely to stress about them & more likely to simply embrace the craziness of this life. I certainly don’t have it all figured out and, I don’t know about you, but I’m in full support of us all joining together & collectively quieting the voice in our heads that says we have to.