Apparently I am not super woman. I cannot actually do and be everything. It came to me as somewhat of a surprise and I must admit, a slight disappointment, but I believe I am coming to terms with it now. Sometimes you just have to let something go in order to get done what truly needs to get done, hence the silence on the blog front for the past little while.
I think it is maturity and the aging process that has finally taught me that it is okay to admit that you can’t do it all. I look back on my early years as a mom and wife and wonder what I was thinking. Apparently the word “NO” was only in my children’s vocabulary. Now as I am older I do not feel any guilt when I say “no I can’t do that.” I feel no shame to admit that at times I am overwhelmed by the tasks around me and I just need to stop and rest for a while either mentally or physically, while I regroup. As a matter of fact I feel a great sense of pride in being truly honest with myself.
Now that I have the family settled back into the house at the lake for the summer I look forward to finding a routine that includes my “me time.” Time to blog, time to read, time to paint or just time to sit and be quiet (okay, quiet will have to come before everyone else wakes up).
So this is me, just me and not some imaginary super woman, back again after a month of complete chaos ready to enjoy the summer. So what should I do today? The water is looking at me as calm as I have ever seen it. I believe it is inviting me to come and play. Maybe today will be the day I finally conquer the wake board. Yes, I think that I am feeling pretty lucky today… the wake board it is.
So maybe I still like to imagine I am super woman just a little. I’ll let you know how that works for me a little later.