Nope, today’s post is more of a confession.
There is something that happens to me on a near daily basis.
In day-to-day conversation, I often get asked by a friend or co-worker, “Geez, how do you do it all?” To be honest? I tell them I don’t. I sure as hell try to, but it’s just not possible for me right now, to “do it all”.
So today is confession day. Today you will see – I really can’t do it all.
If you would rather continue to picture me as an amazing DIY-ing, homesteading, full-time nurse with the pristine house and gorgeous meals – Please walk away from the computer and continue to think that. 😉
But for those looking for a dose of reality, here you go:
- My sink is almost always full of dishes. The dishwasher? Often full of clean dishes. Sad, I know.
- Although I constantly sweep my kitchen floor, it is always littered with dog hair. Might I mention – my entire kitchen is WHITE. Problematic, I know.
- I don’t remember the last time I made my bed. I just keep the door shut.
- When I get home from a long day at work, I change from my work clothes into PJ pants and leave them in a pile in the bathroom. This happens ALL THE TIME. And the pile stays there for a couple days. 🙂
- My goal is to make bread every week. Last week, my husband bought two loaves at Costco. And I was relieved.
- We buy our raw milk from a farmer that lives 35 minutes away. When I can’t squeeze it in my schedule. We buy milk. At a store. Fo’ reals. 🙂
I really could go on and on – But I’m starting to realize I have a lot of work to do! 🙂
The bottom line is this: Life is short. One day, I won’t recall that my house was messy or that I couldn’t keep up with the dishes, or that my bed is always unmade and ready to jump in.
I will remember the hours I spent in my pasture with my kids. I will remember watching football with my husband. I will remember the home-cooked meals that I enjoy with my family.
My friend Ashley over at The Browning Homestead gave me some great advice last week when I was feeling more than overwhelmed with what was on my plate. Here’s what she told me:
And I continue to remind myself of this every. single. day.
Thank you, Ashley!!! 🙂
This post can also be seen at the Simple Lives Blog Hop!
Do you cut yourself some slack? What things do you sacrifice?