The expectations of women in society these days are almost unattainable. How are we supposed to keep it all together? When I sit down and think about out all that is required of me in particular, it overwhelms me. Then when I add all the things I would like to do, it’s borderline impossible!
Sleep at least 8 hours a day (yeah right). Workout. Take care of my daughter!! Grocery Shopping. Prepare meals. WORK. Get my nails done. Get my hair done. Have a social life. Take my daughter to activities. Spend time with my husband. Listen to my husband. Keep up with the world on social media. Watch every show possible to know what all the girls are talking about at wine night. Spend time with extended family. Shop for Me. Shop for Liv. Shop for my husband. Plan vacations. Manage our house. Cook. Pay Bills. Manage our Nanny and housekeepers. Host wedding and baby showers. Go for walks with friends. Playdates. Shave my legs, armpits and… Bleach my teeth. Pluck my eyebrows. Go to Liv’s well checks. Go to ALL the doctors I am “supposed” to see. Make my husband get haircuts regularly. Pick up dry cleaning. Have sex with my husband. Order all my health supplements. Stay educated on the latest for my child’s age…
And really, I JUST GOT STARTED! That list could go on and on and on.
It’s impossible these days. We’re supposed to always have it together, look good, be the best mom, kick-ass at work, be active in our kid’s schools, act like everything is “great”, stay in touch with friends… How can we do it all?
Honestly, I don’t have the answer. But what I do know is I am trying my best. Being present in each moment of my life whether that’s taking a walk with my daughter or answering emails. There are moments I fall short but I wake up every day to be better than the day before. I want to GROW and with growth comes growing pains. And I’m not going to lie, it really hurts sometimes! I question myself daily but reminding myself that I am running a marathon and not a sprint when I get discouraged keeps me going.
We all have a diverse list and want to grow in our individual ways. It could be a multitude of things, but push yourself in that area. It always gets harder towards the summit but you have to keep persevering. I don’t know how many countless nights my husband and I have been up problem-solving over business decisions. Owning your own business is the most difficult thing you can ever imagine. For those of you out there that are in it, I feel your pain. Add being a woman on top of all that… But with all that pain, comes great reward.
Pictures courtesy of Stormie Blain