I’m just going to start this off by being brutally honest and vulnerable: I’m not having the greatest morning. I started this blog to talk about being intentional: doing things with purpose and planning, not haphazardly and reactionary. But right now, it’s 8:55 am on Friday, the day I set for myself to publish a new post each week. And here I am, just now writing one.
I feel like this week has been hectic and busy, but I have nothing to show for it. I feel like I’m failing and floundering and overall a hot mess.
These things may feel true, but they are not true. Feelings are not facts.
Life is busy, and a mom’s work (or, let’s be real, life as an adult in general) is repetitive and cyclical. As my former roommate’s brother once told me, “Your laundry will never be completely clean, so long as you are fully committed to the idea of wearing clothes.” (He now has a PhD in philosophy, unsurprisingly.)
Because I know that how I’m feeling is not the truth, and that intentionality is not only about planning for the future, but about taking assessment of the past and present in order to move forward, today I’m going to remind myself of things in my life that are working well, even while I’m currently frustrated about the stack of dishes in my sink, waiting to be washed yet again.
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