The garage project is calling me! So I've got a brief moment to do a quickie blog and then I need to get out there and get to work. I wasn't able to work on it yesterday. I can't allow this garage project to take over and keep me from mama duties, family duties, taking care of myself duties - so I took a break. I had a lot going on yesterday - and I just didn't end up finding the time to work on it.
But today is a new day - and I'm feeling ok - yeah just ok - I'm still a bit achy from all this work - but I'm willing to tackle it and make another dent.
I got out this morning - and walked - and grocery shopped - and made a podcast - and made some coffee - and - jeezus - I need to take a deep breath!
All right - here's today's podcast:
It's a good one. It's about setting your own pace. Everyone should be able to set their own pace - at least at some point in their lives - dang I hope you can just figure out what works for you - and go with that. I think it's important. I think people get stressed out, resentful, angry, sometimes it even makes them feel ill when they are pushed beyond their normal and natural limits. Of course - there are times when we are - and we feel forced and we gotta to do what we gotta do. But every day living, these projects, these events, these choices we make - why are we trying to cram it all in and do it so fast? I don't think we need to. Well, at least, I don't feel I need to. Now? I just need to get over the comparison game, the shame and guilt I feel sometimes - that I'm setting my own pace - and it's different from others.
I'm trying to set my pace for working on myself. Why rush? Yes, I feel like it's taking me a long time to like myself, love myself and figure things out. I didn't have all this together when I was much younger. But guess what? That's my pace.
Here's another picture from long ago.
I'm wearing that cute vintage dress a friend gave me. I think I was in my 30's. I'm just not sure. Dangit! I need to remember to write dates on the back of pictures. Let it go, Rebecca. Anyway - this young girl - however old she was - may not have "had it all together" but she was doing the best she could - just like the older (and wiser) woman who is typing this blog right now is doing.
So, my little gem for today? Set your own pace when you can and when it's doable. Your mind and body will thank you. Look at all the things you do accomplish. Congratulate yourself. And let's make a toast - together - let's attempt not to compare ourselves with other people's paces and be proud of your own imperfectly perfect pace. (How about that tongue twister for the day!)