Some days, you just might be mediocre

Some days, you just need to make a list of the mundane things to help you focus on the positives and remind you of why you’re still great. So did I!

I set up this small office space in one of our bedrooms a couple of months ago. Until then, I just kind of worked where I felt like it on any given day: the kitchen table, my bed, the living room. But I finally felt like I wanted/needed a designated space to work; we recently dismantled our office to turn it back into a bedroom, since we never used it anyway. Indecisive much? I digress.
I love all of the promise in this photo, the sweet visions of working while my then 16-month-old plays peacefully next to me.
Fast forward about a month and a half later, and feel free to laugh as you watch me choke on an enormous serving of reality.
My now 17-month-old doesn’t just want to be with me when I’m at home working. He wants to be WITH me! Same room? No deal. Try again.

When I decided to leave my full-time job last year, I knew I wanted to continue working. I never envisioned myself as a full-time “stay at home” mom. But I also didn’t envision such a roller coaster ride!

I was always super organized, task-oriented, goal-driven, motivated, ambitious, a list maker, but almost didn’t have a need for one (a list) because of my photographic memory.
And then…
This new version of myself emerged–a version that, on some days, has to be content with celebrating “wins” like these:
  • Filled vitamin container and actually took them
  • Completed a task for a client
  • Rescheduled dentist appointment
  • Loaded dishwasher
  • Washed my hair
  • Checked off one personal task
(This is an actual list from a day I needed to focus on the positives, the things I did manage to accomplish.)

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