It's been pretty interesting lately. As I'm sure you're all very well aware of.
In my head, I'm half wondering why it's been difficult to put my knowledge into practice for myself of late. But the natural nurturer can learn to set boundaries and prioritise when she or he momentarily forgets. The Postnatal Plan was part of this. I also needed it just as much as you do - which is why it exists.
And then I remembered: if perfection was attainable, literally EVERYONE would just BE PERFECT.
If this was easy, literally EVERYONE would just DO IT. And get on with it. And show no signs of discomfort. But from discomfort, we grow.
So, a note for my girls and myself... You're not the reason I cry silently in the hallway at 4pm on a Saturday - overwhelmed by the news cycle.
You're not the reason I'm wondering how the hell I'm going to fit it all in.
You're not the reason I feel distress on occasion.
This is hard.
But it isn't me against you. It isn't me against the world. It isn't me against me, even.
It just is. And here we are. We are doing it - as mindfully and kindly as we can.
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