Well like any typical Monday, I woke up with a little less pep in my step. Rewind to Sunday night, and I was feeling ready to conquer the week, but come Monday morning, not so much! Does this happen to anyone else!?
I had some big plans for my Monday; Meal plan, grocery shop, blog post, thank you notes, laundry, office clean-up, and the list goes on. Well for me, I try to do too much with too little time, and when I can’t accomplish those things, I beat myself up! I was in a crummy mood all day when right off the bat, something didn’t go as planned! And it got me thinking, why do we put ourselves on these impossible pedestals?
For some reason, I do this ALL the time! I have a list a mile long of #allthethings, and then feel like I have let myself down when they don’t get done. But why? Why can’t we as women accept ourselves to be a hot mess with a cape on! Because let’s be honest here, we ALL want to make everything happen for everyone, but we can’t. We all want to wear that cape, but on the inside, we may just feel like a big ole’ hot mess. And that’s ok!
As women, we let the things that don’t matter, the biggest deal! Like when I couldn’t check everything off the TODO list (which included writing a blog post!) I felt like I had failed.
But here’s the truth, we are the only ones that feel that way. We forget to look around at the people that love us, even when the grocery shopping doesn’t get done, or the thank you notes don’t get written. The ones that love us, the ones that WE love, think we are superheroes. And we are. Being a wife, a mom, a sister, a friend, is hard! But we are all heroes in someone else’s eyes.
So wear that torn and tattered and dirty cape; wear it proud! Because you can do hard things, even when the laundry doesn’t get done and there are dishes in the sink. Make more of what matters, and less of what really doesn’t.