I read a post on Instagram the other day that said, "You can't pour from an empty cup".
This is something I've written about before.
The fact is that if you don't take care of yourself than you won't be able to take care of your loved ones.
Today, I am feeling like an empty cup.
Have you ever felt like you just can't be what someone needs you to be?
That's how I'm feeling today.
The worst thing is that I feel that what I need to do in order to be a full cup is one of the things that will make someone I love feel the least cared for.
I realize that I although I've tried, I just can't fill both us both.
Is this a instance where being selfish is a necessity?
Is this one of those times when it's ok to be selfish.
I think it is.
I came to a sad revelation Thursday night.
I can't do it all.
I am a wife, a mother, an employee, a sister and a daughter.
On top of all that, I am trying to be a student of life, a blogger, one day soon a vlogger and a designer.
Thursday night I was working in the basement.
By the time I came up for air (and sleep), everyone but my husband had already gone to bed.
I didn't even get to kiss them good night!
(Except for Juli who fell asleep on my lap earlier in the evening)
If I have time for work, family and exercise then I don't have time for my blog.
I have the option of shifting certain priorities around from day to day but the bottom line is that I just don't have time or energy to do it all.
While this is a sad revelation for me, it is also sobering.
Now, I have a greater appreciation for my time and I am far less willing to waste it.
Cheers to our precious time!
So, while I still have yet to complete the workout, I did at least make it past the point that broke me last time!
I’m excited and I’m proud.
It wasn’t easy, but I did it!
So I started a new work out program on Monday.
It is the most grueling work out program I have ever come across!
I'm not in great shape but I'm also not in terrible shape.
I started this program on Monday and I have yet to complete a single work out!
But, it's not like I haven't been trying.
I have left all of me on the floor or in the gym rather.
There is a difference between quitting and understanding that you have pushed your body to it's limit.
I had conflicting feelings about not completing the first work out.
But when I realized that I had literally done all that I could do, I felt good.
I was proud of myself for pushing myself further than I had EVER pushed myself before.
So take pride when you've done all you can.
Don't worry about what anyone else is doing or has done.
You are you.
Whether you know it or not there is someone out there wishing they could do what you've done.
As I prepare for today's grueling work out, I am hoping that I can at least make it to the point in the work out where I had to stop on Monday!
Have a great Friday!
I literally don't know how many times I've said "slow progress is still progress" in the past few days.
A few weeks ago, I posted about not beating myself up for missing a deadline.
I set a goal to start vlogging instead of blogging on New Year's Day.
Obviously if you are reading this, you know that I still have not accomplished what I set out to do.
However, I am still not kicking myself for it.
I know that when setting out to do something new, you will almost inevitably find unexpected tasks associated with what you are trying to do.
So, although I have yet to achieve my goal, I am making progress!
And at the end of the day, it's better to make progress at a snail's pace than to be stagnant or worse regress!
So cheers to all of us who are out there constantly plugging along at whatever pace we can!
Happy Thursday my loves!
So I was thinking about my posting schedule. If you have been along for the journey for any period of time, you know that I really don't have a posting schedule.
I started thinking, "I should have a posting schedule".
But then I thought a bit more deeply about it.
I thought about me.
I thought about what I am doing here.
It doesn't make sense for me to have a posting schedule.
I post when I have revelations.
You can't schedule epiphanies!
So there you have it!
A random Thursday revelation!
It's the first Wednesday of 2018 and I am already failing where my "resolutions" are concerned!
First of all I wanted to start my vlog on the first of the year. Obviously that didn't happen.
Secondly, I was supposed to start my new diet and exercise programs. That didn't happen either!
But what did happen? I got sick!
At first I thought, "great way to start the year"
But then I thought about something my son said. I'm going to paraphrase here because I don't remember the exact words he used (sorry son). He said that a calendar doesn't dictate when he's going to make changes in his life.
Out of the mouths of babes!
He is right. I know that I have goal that I want to accomplish. Am I just going to give up on those goals because I didn't accomplish them within a 24 hour period? Heck no!
We plan and God laughs!
Thanks so much for reading and stay tuned for my vlog (whenever it comes out)!