Projects and parenting

Each day I arise with the undaunted optimism that today will be the day.

Today will be the day, I tell myself, that I will get it done. Today will be the day that I start exercising regularly. Today will be the day that I clean the entire house from top to bottom. Today will be the day that I finally unpack those lingering boxes from my move six to eight months ago. Today will be the day that I finally launch my website and my blog. Today will be the day that I put my marketing plan into place. Today will be the day that I knocked out another chapter in my book. Today will be the day that I…

But the reality is it’s never the day. The Day brings challenges that are always unexpected. The Day brings frustrations that is always utterly infuriating. The Day brings obstacles that I did not foresee or troubleshoot for. The day brings depression that I did not meet my own expectations.

It doesn’t have to be that way. I’ve learned that every day really can be that day. I just have to make sure that my expectations match the reality of my circumstances.

That was a very hard lesson for me to learn.

I am an overachiever by nature. And I am unapologetic about the high expectations I have of myself and those with whom I choose to spend my time. Those expectations can be so high sometimes that it’s overwhelming to take the first step toward the finish line. I know that I can do it. I know that I can do it in the same way that I knew every student I taught was brilliant. In the same way that I know every single person on this Earth is capable of great things.

It just can seem so very daunting at times.

2019

Small victories..today, I DID clean my house.

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