Today I was hard on myself. A project I was doing at work had some technical glitches and didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped (although I got it done. My daughter was a bit upset by an interaction with a teacher in the car line when I picked her up. I had to race out to the orthodontist and stores after work. Dinner was late and I ended up having my son help me with it. I had a bunch of jobs to do like ordering school pictures, trying to gather items for the Closet project. I’m tired. Tired physically and tired of garbage humans who are just shitty people. I looked around at the chaos in my house and felt overwhelmed. I started getting frustrated with myself that I couldn’t get it all done and do more around the house.
Then I took a deep breath. And another. I sat back and watched a mental replay of what I had done all day.
I began to realize that I was too busy giving myself a hard time and wasn’t acknowledging the successes I had today. Some were small, but they were wins as far as I was concerned.
That project? Well, I got it done, and learned a whole new software in the process. I got another big project on my dreaded to do list accomplished as well.
I worked a full day and got a lot done.
I coordinated kids getting home.
I turned my car around in the car line and went to speak to the teacher who had upset my daughter. It was a misunderstanding, and I ended up really liking her and sorting it all out where everyone was happy.
My daughter, who has shed many a tear at the orthodontists, looked at me when I told her “you’re a big girl now and you can communicate what you feel needs correcting and you can rock this” and did just that. She handled it like a boss and walked out proud without a single tear being shed.
I got the items I needed from the store.
I ordered school pictures.
I was able to coordinate getting the shelving units I need for the Closet Project with the help of a friend, for free, donated by her neighbor. This is HUGE because currently everything is in random bags, boxes and bins making it near impossible to find what you need. I also found clothing racks for cheap and purchased a couple. I’m excited to now get it set up.
I coordinated a few more donations of clothing and toiletries.
I took a moment to ponder how grateful I am for the internet and the volume of things I can accomplish by using it.
I scrubbed the tub and toilet quick.
I delegated some jobs to my son, who was a rock star and cooked dinner.
I got a load of laundry done.
I did a load of dishes.
I fed all the pets.
I saw a woman say something vile and called her out as the asshole she was.
I saw a lurker lurking, sighed, and wrote this post anyway.
I did some good deeds.
I made calls I had to make and sent emails I needed to send.
I gave out some compliments. I laid out some truths.
I took out my esthetician’s equipment and helped my son with a breakout.
I gave goodnight hugs and kisses. I sent two happy kids to bed.
In other words, I did a LOT. I did some small things, and I did some big things. I did lots of things and I handled my business. So my house is messy. I work full time, run a major project to help kids, raise two kids, and manage a household often on my own since my husband works different hours. I kicked some ass today! I’m proud of myself and my kids told me they are proud of me too. I often find myself being so hard on me, never taking the time to just stop, breath, and recognize all the things I DID accomplish during the day. Sometimes I need to step outside of myself and watch all the things I have accomplished, and all the things I did get done.
Are you watching me? Because I’m watching me, and I kicked some ass today!