This summer I’ve struggled. In fact, I’ve struggled a LOT. Summer is not just sleeping in, swimming pools and hanging outside. For me, it is trying to strike a balance between running this website, TV segments, interviews, family time and being a mom. Truth be told – most of the time I don’t do it very well.
I struggle day in and day out to meet the needs of my kids and at the same time, tending to my business. It may mean a phone call runs into the time I should watch the movie with the kids or that I have to reschedule a meeting so I can spend the day at the pool. It means that something goes to the wayside. It means….dare I say it…….I am not perfect!
There. I said it. In fact, let me say it again:
I AM NOT PERFECT.
You know what? I’m fine with that. The reason is because when I do something, I do it completely. When I work, I give myself 100% to what I am doing and it means my kids have to wait an extra few minutes for breakfast or for the movie to be turned on. The same is true when I am in Mom Mode. I don’t check Facebook. I don’t answer questions. I don’t look at emails. I may even miss sharing a hot deal! Why? Cuz I am not perfect and can not do it all.
I CAN NOT DO IT ALL.
Being perfect is overrated – and honestly unattainable. I would rather be happy and my family be happy than strive for perfection. That is just too much pressure!! So I do what I can. There are days when something suffers as it doesn’t get the attention it needs. I may end up losing my patience with the kids when I am trying to work on a deadline and they are fighting in the background. I don’t necessarily post every deal I see. I may even post a deal and then it turns out that the coupon is gone by the time the post is on my site. These things make me less than perfect and I am fine with that.
I am me. That is all I can be. God did not make me perfect. He made me flawed because that is who I am suppose to be. I am suppose to have this personality. I am suppose to be this kind of wife and mother. I am who I am suppose to be.
I AM WHO I AM SUPPOSE TO BE.
So, I say, that is good enough for me. I am not perfect. However, I am a great mom. I have employees who love me. I am a great friend. I am a loving spouse. And the thing is, I sometimes fail doing those things too. But you know what, that’s OK. After all, between perfection and happiness – I choose happiness. Hands down.