The Finnish have a saying:
“GOD DID NOT INVENT HURRY.”
My Poppa was Finnish, so I joke that I was half Finnish before I was started.
However the part of me that isn’t, keeps rushing to get it all done!
When my kids were little there was always a long list of things to do before I could get to the things I WANTED to do.
That’s why I developed time-saving devices, like my idea of matching socks, which was:
“ONE ON EACH FOOT!” (Mothers will understand that means, “Who cares if they match!”)
Do you ever get out from under the pressure?
Now that my kids are grown, I can assure you that there IS life after kids.
It isn’t fast or easy, but like any good thing, it’s worth waiting for.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IN THE MEANTIME?
TAKE THE LONG VIEW
GET HELP FROM OTHERS
LET PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES
YOUR PERFECTION IS NOT REQUIRED (Progress, not Perfection!)
EVERYTHING TAKES LONGER THAN YOU THINK IT WILL . . . and
TWO WEEKS AFTER YOU ARE DEAD YOUR HOUSE WILL NEED CLEANING AGAIN!
SO . . .
TAKE PEACE NOW and REALIZE
HOW AMAZING YOU ARE, THAT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING AT ALL!
It’s OK, I’m you, too!