The Myth of Balance

Spoiler alert: balance is bullshit.

Sorry for the language– but it’s time to get real. Like, really real.

For the longest time I’ve been chasing this mythical idea of balance. Of finding the perfect job that allows me to be a perfect mom, an amazing wife, and still have a social life… all while making a decent salary. My food log looks like a cross between “fitness enthusiast” and “unattended child”. My workout schedule is two-a-days or nothing at all. My blog writing (something that I used to use a creative outlet) is sporadic at best.

You know why? Because balance is nearly impossible. And you know what? I think that’s okay. You see, it’s okay to not have it all together. That’s the season of life that I’m in right now– and I have a feeling many of you are in it, too. We’re busy. We’re tired. But we’re TRYING. And that fact that we’re worrying about it means we’re doing a great job.

Let’s stop pretending like we’ve got it all figured out. I sure as hell don’t. I do know that we can’t continue to try to be all the things to all the people. So, if you’re ready to get out there and give it your best effort, I’m here to cheer you on. *virtual* high-five, Mama!

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