Lately I’ve been thinking about all the hats people where on any given day. Most people are several things to several people and I can see how that could potentially be absolutely draining. I’ve realized that the older I get, the more hats I collect.
My hats now include: wife, mother (to a fur-child), daughter, sister, friend, teacher, runner, and blogger. I also cook, clean, pay bills, and try to stay on top of everything else that gets thrown my way. Just recently, all of the pressure to get things done has started to really wear me down. I’m really not complaining, because I do feel like I have a pretty badass little life. I am, however, trying to stress the importance of a break.
Even on my recent vacations, I over-planned and over-stressed. I need to just slow down and take some time to appreciate all the things that are going so well in my life right now. It’s too easy to get bogged down with all the “to-dos” and “must-haves” in life. I need to focus more on the “I-dids” and “I-haves” before I completely burnout.
That being said, tonight I’m taking a mental health day (night?). Ryne and I are going to get dressed, go out, and have fun! We just got married and we already have to plan a special night just to spend time together. I think that says something about our priorities lately.
I’m not going to think about the fact that I didn’t workout, don’t have a sweet post for tonight (but really, when do I?), or have a new dress to wear to dinner (I’m taking donations, though!). I will be thinking about how blessed I am to be healthy, how awesome it is that even one person reads this blog, and how lucky I am to have a husband that loves me in whatever clothes I choose to wear.
Have a great night!