I can’t think of a more appropriate quote to summarize how I have been feeling lately. Everything from the household, to parenting my kids, to my fitness routine (or lack thereof) to staying organized has deteriorated. When coming to grips with the truth, I have to say, that I like to look like I have it all together. But the “myth” of having it all or doing it all- is just that….a myth.
Overall, things look pretty good over here on Walnut Avenue, but god forbid you open a closet, peak in the laundry room, or ask the kids how many hours of video games they REALLY play during some weeks. (Thankfully, the kids have no concept of time- or they might embarrass me in public!)
I wonder if anyone else out there, reading this newsletter, has felt this way before- doing a whole lot of everything, but not excelling at anything. What I am working on now is choosing a couple of goals to focus on and finding the courage to say NO to the things that don’t rank as high on goal list. Now that the school year is starting, I am going to have to take a close look at how much time I can volunteer to my kid’s classrooms considering I have just launched a new business- I can’t always be the room mom. I might have to cut back on signing up for 10K’s and triathlons, so I can focus on getting my house organized (this doesn’t mean giving up running or biking- just giving up the pressure to train for a certain event). I don’t have to be the gal who plans the girl’s trips, or the kid’s tennis lessons, or takes charge of the group gift for the party (whatever party it may be).
One of my more recent goals was to overcome my fear of swimming in the ocean. While I still do have a healthy fear of the great pacific, I have managed to get myself into the ocean on at least six occasions for a swim. Visit TheInpiredMom.com to read about my recent ocean swims.
Also new on TheInspiredmom.com is an interview with someone I like to call IronMama- Jennifer Temperley. She is an amazing athlete who focuses on Triathlons. I tried a new question and answer format for our interview. I am interested to hear your feedback on the format. There are a few other posts to read; and, now that the kids are getting back to school, I hope to get back to a weekly posting for TheInspiredMom. Stay tuned.