It has been one crazy mofo of a week at mummawoosah HQ.
Trying to keep calm during a trip to the ER (thank God lil Lewis is ok….ooh and hubby and I can now add ‘catching pee into tiny test tube with only one of us getting peed on’ to our parenting repertoire)
Trying to ‘just keep swimming’ second week into a new job
Trying to stay on the elusive path of finding that ‘balance’ between being home work/ family work and “work work” (for like every other working mumma I never clock off my priority job of being mumma)
Trying to keep on top of organising my very first fashion editorial photoshoot this weekend
Trying to keep fit, eat healthy (ok ok second confession: I am eating a Tim tam as I type!)
Trying to stay awake 🙂 trying to get more sleep….sleep, brings a WHOLE new meaning to ‘gettin’ some’
Trying to keep on top of the to-do lists that I only have to blame myself for adding more things to (but try just as hard to get through so I can cross things off….who am I kidding!!! 😉
Trying to keep my cool and not yell and take my frustrations out on the boys….on the hubby….on those around me who love me the most.
Trying to not think that one of my dearest friends will be moving away for two and a half months (love you Lina) who herself will be facing her own challenges as she will be away from her own family during this time.
Trying to remember that as much as I think I am, I am not Wonder Woman.
Trying to remind myself to cut myself some slack already!
Are we sensing a theme here?
I often get asked ‘how do I manage it all?’, and to that I can only answer- I just keep trying.
I have no secret to how I get shit done (or in my head think is done – it’s as complete as it needs to be in my head so I consider that as “shit done”). So yes that means my Mt Washmore is always overflowing but my children have gone to bed with a bedtime story, cuddles and another bedtime snuggle.
Yes that means whilst I do have OCD with so many things (compulsive list-making and cooking 3 meals at once so I don’t have to for the next 2 being some of them, im sure theres a whole ‘nother post for that one 😉 that’s ok- it’s my system of trying and my way of getting shit done.
I’m learning everyday new things about me, my children, those closest to me, those who claim to be closest to me, and those who have surprised me at how close (and sadly not so close) they really are..
I’m trying to truly embrace and live the mantra “ain’t nobody got time for that” and truly letting go of negative energy and negative people around me…I will just not waste my time on any of that.
So where am I going with this? I found this quote a while ago and it’s one that’s struck such a chord with me…read it you’ll understand why….
So yes I am a try-hard, cause I ain’t ashamed to say that I try and work hard…for everything. Its not by chance or by coincidence. I try hard and often fall just as hard but at least I know how to pick myself up and be a try-hard all over again…
Anyone else want to ‘Fess up and be a try-hard with me?
Linking up with fellow ‘try-hard’ mumma Grace for Flog yo blog Friday