Will you sit down and listen to me for a while. Just a short while. It won't take long. I promise.
How have you been?
These past few months have been quite life changing for you. Haven't they? Kind of challenging and overwhelming too?
Ofcourse, you knew this was on the cards. But being ready or prepared for something is not the same as living it. Ain't that right?
I know you have been doing the best you can. Surprising your own self at times, stretching your physical limits. Feeling a bit frustrated on occasions and then being full of guilt for actually letting yourself be so.
Well, here's what I wish to tell you. Just a few words you need to hear.
It's okay to be overwhelmed at times. You are tired, exhausted beyond the point you ever were before. So, you are allowed to be angry. Frustrated too. Don't be too harsh on yourself. Let things be. The release could actually benefit you.
You have also been thinking about the opportunities you missed out on in the last year or so. You don't want to but it's natural to feel that way. Again, don't beat yourself about it. You are human. It's only natural to feel bad when you miss out on something. But keep looking at the bigger picture. You know nothing really compares to it. No opportunity that has come so far even measures up to what you hold in your hands. That smile as you read this, says it all. Doesn't it?
What you should know and remember as well is that you don't have to be perfect every walking moment of every day. You just need to be you. Just breathe and give yourself a break.
Cut yourself some slack. You can't do everything at the same time. If the house is in a mess, let it be so for a while. Dusting one day a week won't kill you. Nor will letting the clothes hang on the clothesline a little while longer. The kitchen doesn't need to be spotless all the time too. And please, you have a wonderful family who are ready to step in whenever you let them. So let them. Please.
Maybe it's time to see the beauty in the chaos.
Be happy. Be you.
Linking this to #FridayReflections hosted by Writetribe
and Sanch of Living My Imperfect Life
Of the prompts available, I chose to write a few words that I needed to hear.
Prompts for this week - 22 April :
1. If you could do something that you have never done before, what would it be? Why do you want to do it?
2. Write the words you need to hear.
3. Write a list of your top 11 travel tips.
4. Try your hand at writing a piece of fiction.
5. What do you love about life right now?