Let me preface this post by saying that I have a wonderful life – a supportive husband, a healthy daughter, and a comfortable home. I know this to be true, but lately I’ve been feeling anything but wonderful. In fact, I’ve been feeling downright average.
I want to believe that I can be the BEST mom, the BEST wife, and build the BEST home. However, lately I don’t feel like I’ve been doing great in any of these areas. Good maybe, but not great.
My ideal world? I fit in lots of tummy time, family walks, fetch with Ruby, baby massage, bedtime stories, daily exercise, a home cooked meal, freshly laundered clothes, a tidy home, thoughtful blog posts, one-on-one time with my husband, and above all a loving, stimulating environment for my daughter.
My reality? Well this week… feeding the baby and brushing my teeth. There is laundry to be folded, dishes in the sink, and we’ve ordered pizza more times than I’d care to admit.
Some of you may disagree with me, but I don’t believe you can “have it all.” At least not all at once. The truth is, I have a finite amount of myself to give. I can’t be 100% at everything. Sacrifices have to be made. It’s balance. And I don’t have it figured out… yet.
We’re all our harshest critics. And while I still have a lot to learn, I know that whatever I’m able to accomplish in my day is more than enough. It has to be. I have a happy life with a growing daughter and a husband who loves me, but with a little more self-acceptance and the right balance, I’ll be able to enjoy it all just a bit more!
Do you think “having it all” is possible?
What have you done to find balance?