“When you know you are doing your very best within the circumstances of your existence,
- Rusty Berkus
I realized two things today that shocked me.
1.) I have a four-month old.
Which means, I am being ridiculously hard on myself. What I've been expecting of myself, I would never expect out of a mother with a child so young.
I make all these to-do lists and set goals for the week, only to fail miserably.
I tell myself they are reasonable goals, and they are... for a Mother who has older children.
Today I took a two-hour nap and I woke up feeling a bit lazy and mad at myself.
But wait, I was out late last night with two kids in tow and I woke up with a newborn 2-3 times throughout the night. How did I not conk out sooner?
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”
- Oprah Winfrey
2.) In ten years, I'll be 35.
How did that happen?
Ten years is not a long time at all. I have a lot things I want to cross off my list before the ten year mark, I need to get busy!
It put a lot of things into perspective for me when it comes to time.
How did I ignore such truth? I'm making a point to be kinder to myself and to respect and cherish time more.
“If you only had 48 hours left to live, would you spend it like you normally spend your weekends? If not, why spend 2/7th of your life wasting your free time? After all, free time isn’t free. Free time is the most expensive time you have, because nobody pays for it but you. But that also makes it the most valuable time you have, as you alone stand to reap the profits from spending it wisely.”
― Jarod Kintz