Last night while I was performing my usual nightly venture into the land of Pinterest, I came across this photo. I couldn’t help but think I saw it for a reason because it encompasses the way I have been feeling lately perfectly. I don’t know why and I still am trying to figure it out but I have had a lot of overwhelming feelings pouring in recently. I can’t even put my finger on what exactly it is.
I always try and look for the positive in life. After everything I have been through, the happy and the sad, this has helped me cope with most of it. In all honesty does anything ever get better when you’re always negative or looking for the worst? I don’t think so.. Therefore this is what I try to do! It’s not always easy but I notice that it has made me a happier person in general.
With being a full time mom, focusing on my school, my relationship, my friendships, and my family,balancing time for ME can sometimes be hard. I “need to take” some mommy time. I’m great at multi tasking all aspects of my life but at times i feel very overwhelmed. I miss the care free teenage days when I didn’t have to worry about much of anything. Now that I am an adult, life is a juggling act. There is so much I see in my future but I feel like it is taking forever to get there. I “need to take” a little more patience.
I realize that nobody’s life is perfect. No matter what we see on the outside, someone else out there has it worse than us. Everyone gets stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, cranky, grumpy,and sometimes just NASTY! For me, this is when i “need to take” a CHILL PILL. It’s okay though. It will always pass. I am thankful to have a supportive family who has stood by my side no matter the struggle. A beautiful daughter that thinks i’m a super hero and never fails to brighten my day. An amazing man who loves me, regardless of my faults, has never tried to change me. A best friend who I can sit on the phone or hours with and always knows the right thing to say. I “need to take” more time to appreciate what I have.
Some days I may “need to take” more than others … but that’s okay because I have a ton of people behind me to fall back on. Life is too short to focus our energy on the imperfections. Don’t be afraid to rely on those who love you for a pick me up. One day they may need to take a little too..