A couple of years ago, when I was pregnant with Bunny, one of my coworkers recommended that I read a book called All Things at Once when I told her I was worried about juggling my life as a wife, mother, daughter (if you are Asian, you know what I am talking about!), employee, business owner, and on and on….
As a mom the second time around, I have the phrase “All Things at Once” running through my head a lot. Meaning, you can do everything, you just can’t do it all at once. So right now might not be the best time to take up sewing again, but maybe in a few more months as both our children will be on a more regular schedule.
While I have lots of things and goals I would like to accomplish, I have to choose which ones I am capable of doing right now. Just because I can’t do it right now does not mean that I have failed. It’s just not the right time in this phase of life.
I have to remind myself of this a lot as I can get frustrated. I am given the same 24 hours a day as everyone else, and I am navigating where my priorities are in the time frame that I am given.
One thing I am struggling with is sleep! I am a natural night owl, and as exhausted as I can get, it is hard for me to make it to bed early. But then I get cranky during the day which makes me feel awful and then the cycle continues on. So that is my goal now and I have to remind myself that a project can wait, or that the baby will need to be fed in two hours, or that coffee alone cannot sustain me! 🙂