Note: Image courtesy of Wonder Woman Museum
Wonder woman and the Bionic Woman were some of my favorite shows growing up. It is amazing the lessons from childhood that we forget. See, I used to try to change my clothes by spinning around, it never worked. Now as a big girl, I was still thinking that I could do and be everything and anything, but once again, it doesn’t work. Therefore, I am reminded of my lesson learned from childhood in that I am not wonder woman. As such, I have decided to take off my superwoman, superwife, supermom, superhomeschooler, super(fillintheblank) all-around wonder woman cape.
What does it all mean, I just need to streamline some things because I was doing a lot of things that put extra pressure on myself and not doing some things that I need to do. In terms of blogging, I am not taking a break, but I am going to condense my homeschooling blog with this one. Firmly Planted will still be up but will keep a post at the top that will direct people here.
Now in terms of my life, I am notoriously known for taking care of everyone else except for myself. I am going tomorrow morning for some blood work just to see what is what and I am going to enjoy the moments more. I was feeling like a tired mama and having anxiety over many things. None of that is characteristic of me as I can be type A but I try to keep that in check. I was wonderfing if we were doing the right thing by me being home (mind you I have been home for 5 years and we haven’t lacked for anything) yet the thought was creeping in, was I organized enough, was I teaching my children well, is my house clean enough, is this, is that, yada yada yada. It was starting to bother me and of course none of it helped being that I am in hormonal overload.
That made me once again think about seasons, because this is the season that I am in and everything in this season will not be the same way forever. I had let some of what I had been reading be a report card on me and that is never cool. I don’t have a household chore notebook, but my house is still clean. I don’t plan my meals weekly/monthly but we eat everyday. This is nothing against those that do, bravo and kudos to them, I had to accept that I don’t and that is still okay.
My mom is a super planner, so my intent is not to offend. I will be serving the kids lunch and she is wondering what is for dinner. 🙂 I am just not that way and if you aren’t, it is okay! There is a saying and I don’t know the originator, but I basically had to accept that there will always be someone prettier, smarter, more organized, thinner, (fill in the blank) than I am and instead of trying to fly by them in my cape, I am just going to take it off and be me. Ahh, freedom!!