Odds and Ends

Did I do it right?

We all have so many things going on and want to do all of them to that ‘Pinterest’ level of perfection.  When we don’t see that, we are easily dismayed and our projects often fall by the wayside.  Well, I think we all have this issue.  I know I do.  My home is cluttered with so many cool ideas and items to implement them.  Where’s the time and money to get them done?

Recently, I’ve been listening to and reading about so much struggle with perfectionism and stress.  Overworked, burnout, etc.  Why?  I know that people actually boast about being stressed out or a perfectionist.  Those are problems, not bragging rights.  I have suffered from these problems a lot and see it brewing in my beautiful girls.  This last item is the reason I stop and breathe today.  I need to ensure they keep learning to give and receive affirmations.  I see too many kids today, including my own, who are filled with the anxiety over performance.  Most of it self-inflicted pressure but we need to teach them how to do their own affirmations since they are not as exposed to it as we were.  Even playing in our neighborhoods used to provide little affirmations about bike riding, tree climbing, etc.  It was confidence boosting.    We need that as kids, and as adults.  A peer group that has less competition and more support.  I’m working on that.

As I start my day today – I have lost my job due to a corporate merger / reduction in forces, both of my air conditioners are dead, I lost my keyless entry car fob so literally cannot use my car.

And….I’m staying at my ex-husband’s house.

You know what? I totally did that right.  I showed my daughters that while we cannot stay married, our parenting includes supporting one another.  It was seamless for me to bring them over, grab clothes and food and while we are here, we eat dinner as a family.

I am definitely hashtag feeling blessed! 😉  #diditright #feelingblessed



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