Who else *REALLY* earned that glass of wine🍷 / beer 🍺 / long soak in the tub 🛀🏻 / piece of chocolate 🍫 / ride on the Peloton 🚲 / phone call with an old friend 📱 tonight?? (Spoiler alert: however you reward yourself, we ALL deserve it for making it through these days).
I have taken the majority of the last few days off to focus on my family. (With the exception of last night – where we had over 1,000 (!) people join the webinar I hosted! Holy exciting and terrifying! 😬)
I have immense gratitude to my people leader, coworkers, and clients who are understanding and supportive of this time I need to focus a bit on the home front. I know many other individuals in similar circumstances aren’t able to do the same. I have to admit that asking for “help” (in whatever form) really doesn’t come naturally to me. 🏳 I think many of you probably feel the same. To me, admitting that I can’t do it all, all the time, with the only 24 hours in the day feels like a failure. I look around at my peers and, in quarantine life, social media. Wondering how everyone is doing it?! 🤷🏼♀️
I will tell you how I’m “doing it” … I’m not. Despite what this picture may show (a semi-put-together working mom, casually cheersing in a flowy fall housedress from my front step banister) please know that I do NOT have it all together. This picture was taken about three weeks ago during a calm night that apparently allowed front step wine shenanigans.
Today? Today was full on tiny human chaos. No make-up donned this face and my hair was in a casual low ponytail (think Revolutionary solider?) all day, slightly wet from the morning shower.
But I made it. And there will be days when I will be put together, sipping wine on the front steps. And there will also be days when I have said wine while still rocking a damp low pony, sitting on the floor of my 18 month old’s bedroom waiting for her to fall asleep. It’s called balance. I just hope you’re each able to find balance in your life, ask for help and find that support system and village who can be there to lift you up when the days get really tough.
We made it through another day of 2020, everyone! That’s enough to celebrate. ❤