Life and Lessons Learned #7
Balance and Forgive
At some point my life began to feel like a competitive sport. I can’t exactly say who I was competing against. Likely candidates are myself and thoughts of who I should be, Pinterest boards, and my friends’ Facebook highlights reels. I decided this year that I was dropping out of the race. My new mantra is, I can do anything but not everything.
There are days when I don’t volunteer at the children’s school because I am working, I don’t get to the gym because the kids want to go to the movies, or I don’t finish the laundry because… heck I can find any reason not to finish the laundry! These unchecked marks on my to do list once left me feeling inadequate. Now, I just forgive myself for being human. I have hung up my “Super Carrie” cape and I am happier because of it.
Lesson #7 is to find balance in your life and say, “I forgive me.” Following this mantra may be the best Christmas present you can gift yourself.
Merry Christmas friends!