Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Having It All Together

A couple of weeks ago I had some girlfriends over for movie night. We do this every few months. It's our version of a grade 7 sleepover I guess. We still watch the same movies that were popular in the 80s and 90s (this night's feature presentation was Pretty in Pink) except now we drink wine instead of pop and our topics of conversation have evolved from school and Lip Smackers to work and babies.

While we were discussing how crazy life often gets, one of my friends commented that she thought I "have it all together". I couldn't believe what she said. Me? Have it all together? She must be kidding? I replied, "Do you know that this morning I had a meltdown in the Home Depot parking lot because my jeans don't fit?"

That made me think - do people who read my blog think I have it all together? Because if that's the case, I am not being honest here. I don't want this to be a place where I complain and whine about life, but trust me, I do not have it all together. I often feel unconfident and overwhelmed at work, and I have a husband and son who I don't see as much as I'd like to. I don't work out regularly (see comment about the jeans above), and someone else cleans my house. I'm currently wearing yoga pants with pasta sauce on them, and I wonder how long I can avoid thinking about potty training. I do not have it all together.

I share in this little community not to have you think I have it all together, but to remind you that you are not alone in your own struggles. If there is any perception that things I'm sharing come from a place of having it all together, know that they often come from a place of loosely organized chaos. And I'm usually ok with that. And just like everyone else, every now and then I fall apart.


PS - I have so much love for THIS POST by Kristen Hewitt about balance.

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