For the past few months I have been pre-blogging. That means that most of the time you read a post it was written before it went live on the blog. I have a blogging calendar that is stacked with ideas & posts. Some are written & edited & ready to post. Some are half way done. Some are just a title. Well today, you are reading a blog about today. I will be publishing this immediately. Why? Because it is 3:36 on Friday afternoon, October 7th & I feel like my whole day has flopped on me.
I am an admitted perfectionist. I hold myself & those around me to a high standard. One of the most important qualities a person can have, in my eyes, is accountability. Being able to trust & count on that person. Well I dropped the ball, I am mom/business women/blogger of the year today. I have been anything but accountable to not only my audience, but my family. Here’s my day…so far:
Forgot to change the two-year olds diaper when she woke up & she sat on the couch & carpet with a sopping wet hinny.
Forgot said two-year olds drink in her lunch box.
Also forgot to check the five-year olds backpack & home work didn’t get done or turned in.
Kids were late to school.
Got picked up late from school.
Spent $20 more at Michaels than I intended to (I will be returning the overage).
Just now realizing I forgot to eat lunch.
I have a headache.
Was settling in to read a book about 45 minutes ago & realized, not only did I forget to post today’s blog, but a blog went live on Wednesday, that wasn’t supposed to go live until next week. Sidebar: I also forgot to finish Wednesdays post because I was incapacitated with a pinched nerve in my back. That was lots of fun. So I just skipped a blog for that day all together.
And I STILL haven’t mailed my niece’s & nephew’s birthday gifts–which have been sitting in my bedroom since AUGUST. [smh]
I just fell in the well-of-life this week. I still feel like I am trying to claw my way out from everything crashing down on me last week. I get comments all the time about how organized I am & how I can “do it all”; but this just goes to show you….I can’t. I dropped the ball. I drop them all the time. And you know what?
My kids are alive. My home still standing. I still love what I do. I am still moving forward. That is the beauty of this life. You drop all the balls & you can just pick them back up & keep going.
Today I was going to post a book review, but I realized I have only made it through one book this month. So I thought I would share with you my current reading stack. Here it is:
In the midst of the chaos of my desk (refer to the picture at the top– a jam-packed calendar, a passion project that take up a ton of my mental organization, & all things that are a working wife & mom, I am going to sit down, right after I hit publish…unplug & read these beauties. And Emily Ley’s Grace Not Perfection is #1 on that list, because that is a message I could certainly use today.
Happy Friday my friends.