Sunday, August 05, 2007

Enough is enough

I was talking with a friend a couple of days ago. We discussed promoting Orange Mint and Honey, writing N2, books I've read lately, work, blogging, and she said the nicest thing to me: "I don't know how you do it all." It was great to have someone recognize that I'm working hard. However, am I doing it all? No, not even close. I don't want anybody to get the wrong idea. The woman who blogs about gardening let this forest of weeds happen in the backyard. Yesterday, to get rid of one weed tree, I had to bend the trunk and jump on it!

I am blessed with a husband who does the grocery shopping and cooking, lots of yard work AND his own laundry. I am blessed with a half-time job. I'm spared the daily work of raising kids. And I still can't do it all. I still feel like I'm barely holding it together.

I try to get my work done. I try to do what's important. I try to rest and have a little fun. It's not nearly everything I should be doing, but it's plenty. It's enough.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this reminder that we should be more gentle with ourselves.

One Heart Dancing said...


Your writing gets better every day. Simple and eloquent. Lovely.