I am speaking from my own personal experience and hindsight.
I’ve often said “Be like Nike; Just Do It!”
(No this is NOT an endorsement)
What is your first thought when you hear this statement? I am willing to bet it starts with “But…”and then you list all the reasons why you can’t.
I get that there are financial constraints, so please don’t use that excuse.
What I am getting at is “How do you know unless you try?” Believe me, I know something about this; I haven’t lived this long without figuring out that I am the only person standing in my own way.
If you read my last post you’ll know that procrastination is not good.
Take that step, one little step! Nothing easy is worth doing, but I’ll guarantee that once you “try” you’ll realize it’s never as hard as you thought it would be. Sometimes doing stuff outside your comfort zone is Scary as Hell! But holy moly can it be an amazing experience; like driving my own motorcycle.
What’s the worst can happen? You find out it doesn’t work out? So what! Now you have a better idea of what will work, so you back up and try again.
Recently for me I’ve discovered that in crochet, I really can do most of the things I thought were way to complicated.
Did I do it all on my own? Nope, sure didn’t. I used video tutorials, asked experts and I leaned heavily on what I already knew and BAM I FREAKING DID IT!
Everyone procrastinates, I feel compelled to point out that you really need to stop doing that.
There is no one worse than a Mom or Wife, we procrastinate about taking care of ourselves because we are taking care of everyone else in our lives. I am not telling you to not do that, I am saying you need to take care of yourself too. Make damn sure that everyone around you sees you doing it also. Make sure your people understand that taking care of yourself is as important as being Momma or Wife.
I say this because of two reasons. One, you are teaching your children that it’s ok to be selfish once in awhile or even on a regular basis. I know selfish is a strong word but go with me on this. Two, you are showing everyone that you care about yourself, this is so important!
It has been my personal experience that because I was taught, Moms were supposed to be the martyr you don’t show that you have respect for yourself. Now I know that is a very strong statement also, but that’s the best way I can express what I mean.
I was just talking to my sister about the things you get happy about when you’re in your 50s. Like when all your doctors are all in the same location or town.
And what the heck, we’ve now become capable of pronouncing all the doctor/specialists area of expertise with ease, like Hematologist, gastroenterologist, or the one you go to for thyroid issues….um yeah that one! Haha my mind went blank…
Speaking of, the frickin memory issues…its right on the edge of your tongue AND it’s gone WTH! Until roughly 324AM! when BAM you remember! 😂😂😂
Seriously what happened to my ass? I just caught a glimpse of it in the bathroom mirror…I have an old ladies Ass!!!
It’s like the elasticity of my skin had an expiration date. Although, I’ve looked for that date stamp (trust me!) and I can’t find it anywhere! Now this reminds me of that Brad Paisley song “Ticks” where he sings “I want to check you for ticks” or something to that nature…I’ll have to Google it now! 😂😂😂
Damn, what was I talking about? I seem to have gotten lost in the woods…🌴🌳🌲
If life hasn’t taught you anything up to this point, its taught you to roll with it and laugh, alot!