The Endless To Do

Mothers...

Be wary and warned of a seemingly universal life sucking virus called "the endless to do list". The reason why it's so dangerous is because it's real... not just some fabricated lie we tell ourselves. As mothers there are actually an endless amount of things we can be doing, worrying about, stressing over etc... in this we can hide, play small, overeat, stew in our insecurities and jealousies and forget to see the bigger picture. You know the one that includes us and our creativity, passions, joy, and tear filled laughter. The part of us our family and loved ones need the most. The part of us that knows how to thrive and live, not afraid of what tomorrow holds or how to get it all done....

Now I'm a firm believer in "getting shit done", being organized, and living a balanced life... but get this, the more I let go, deeply listen, play with my kids, make room for friends, sisters & community in my life, have spontaneous adventures, overnights even(!), indulge in 30 second make out sessions in the kitchen with my husband, or take my bath first then answer some emails... the more effective I am, the more fulfilled I feel and the more connected to living - truly living, this woman, ME, is. 

So live & write those never ending to do lists... just make sure to trash them every one in a while and practice letting go.

It's important to make room for the mystery.