Unfortunately, I think I have to give up the party for a little while. I know we are all busy, but for some reason right now I feel like I'm not doing a good job handling everything. I've been laying in bed awake all night feeling like I have a huge weight on my chest. I think it's stress. The stress is from doing a million things and not doing any of them well right now. Being somewhat of a perfectionist, it's hard for me to handle when I don't do things as well as I should. These things include being a wife, mother, friend, daughter, sister, blogger, attorney, DIY-er, volunteer...etc. I know you all do all of these things and more too!
Something has to give. I obviously can't, and more importantly don't want, to stop being a mother and wife. I also like my "real" job and blogging. Hosting the party was lower down on my list of priorities, so it's the thing that has to go.
This has become our family motto recently:
I say this to my kids a lot, especially when they conquer or achieve something they didn't think they could do. Rather than this being a venting post about my hard, busy life, I need to remind myself that I know we can all do hard things. We're faced with them everyday, but by perservering and continuing to try, we can overcome in the end.
Here are a few other inspirational favorites: