When you live a life that’s as hectic as a circus, you have no other choice but to keep going.
I mean, what else can you do? Quit your job? Stop taking care of your family? Just give up on your goals?
It’s an option, but we don’t make that a choice for us.
And it most certainly doesn’t mean that we live our lives perfectly.
You win some and you lose some.
And I think that’s what people don’t realize.
I’m a full-time student. A single mom of two. Work full-time. And also have a part-time job.
I’m also trying to lose weight and regain my health and make time for self-care.
People ask, “Lexi, how do you do it all?”
My usual response is, “I don’t even know!”
But what I really want to say is, “I don’t have a choice!”
I HAVE to make it work. Failing is not an option.
Though the areas that I drop the ball most in is taking care of myself.
My weight loss journey is stop and go, my blog is often neglected (I’m sorry!), and self-care is becoming a quarterly thing..if that.
But what matters is that I’m able to pay for rent, my kids are taken care of, and my grades are looking decent. The big picture is, I’m getting closer to my goals.
I have other goals I’d like to focus on but when I’m juggling one too many plates, I’d rather lessen my load than drop ALL the plates.
Yes, I’m in school, work, take care of my kids, run errands, try to eat healthy, try to workout (the keyword is try.. ha) but it’s a hot mess. I take naps, I skip meals, I binge, I workout for a week, skip working out for a week, I get mad, I get disappointed, I don’t spend as much time with my kids as I’d like to, I eat out more often than I care to, I think about giving up, I think about whether or not I made the right choice, I doubt myself..like I said, it’s a hot mess.
I’m human. I’m imperfect.
I mess up. I get angry. I get frustrated. I keep going. I do my best. I rest. I give myself grace. I pray.
I just do it.
That’s how I do it all.
And honestly, I think that’s what we need to remember. It’s not about being perfect.
Being imperfect is underrated.
Often times, after people ask me how I do it all, the follow up statement is, “I wish I can [insert wish],” or “I’ve been wanting to [insert desire],” followed by, “But I just don’t think I can.”
Listen, you’d be surprised of how capable you are of doing what you want to do if you just DID it.
You want to go back to school but scared of failing? You haven’t even given yourself the chance to fail!
Or better yet, the chance to prove yourself wrong!
“But I don’t want to go to school and have it be a waste of my money or time.”
Then don’t let it! Don’t let that become an option!
Whatever you think is impossible, is possible.
Remove that vocabulary from your thoughts.
Give yourself some credit.
Go mess up. Go learn from your mistakes.
Go be imperfect.
And just do it ❤