I ask that a lot, about many of the women I encounter – both online and in real life. Sometimes, I am happy for them and their accomplishments. Other times, I can get a bit down. Envious. Sad. Even resentful. Bitter.
(Note: photo has nothing to do with post content; just pretty filler.)
And then people ask it of me. Especially after they’ve read this blog or seen something else I’ve made or done.
“How do you do it all?”
Short answer: I don’t.
Beauty of a blog is I get to pick what’s in it. So I talk about the good stuff and don’t openly share the bad. But it’s there. Oh, it certainly is! My weaknesses. Failures. Mistakes. Shortcomings.
You don’t believe me?
Well, I could start listing stuff, but it’s a depressing list... Just imagine your worst day and think about how you felt. I feel that same exact way on a regular basis.
Recently, I’ve been changing the question.
“She seems to be doing what is most important to her and what she is good at. How can I do the same?”
And that’s one reason I haven’t posted since August. Other things have pushed blogging, and even “making stuff,” way down on the list. But I do miss it. So will try something new:
- Make stuff when I can, but not if it requires:
- overusing a mindless activity that keeps my children out of my hair,
- conveniently forgetting that we need to eat every day,
- wading through household debris on the way to my sewing machine,
- in general, abdicating my various responsibilities.
- Limit blogging (writing, uploading photos, fiddling with blog design, etc) to 15-minutes a day.
I’m way over that time limit for today. Oops. So to end, how about another random photo?