I just heated up my cup of coffee for the third time today.
When we were younger we used to always poke fun at my mother because when you would open our very 70’s looking microwave with that huge swinging door…….you know what we would find in there every single time? You guessed it. My mother’s black cup of coffee (that’s how she would drink it) the cup would always be one of the University’s from my older siblings, “Norwich Mom” or “UPenn Mom” etc. Now that I’m older, I totally get it. We as women, seriously what don’t we try to fit into our days right? For example, here is how my last two hours just went. After I got home from fitting in a workout.
I emptied the dishwasher while my coffee was dripping. Quickly cleaned the one solo cup that is “soaking” in the sink because you know that whole theory of soaking thing from men correct? Throw a load of laundry in and then jump in the shower. Actually had enough time for a hair mask while I shaved my legs…..hmmm when was the last time I did this? Then out of the shower, face mask while doing a quick mani/pedi because my nails have been chipped for a good two days. Thank goodness for a quick drying topcoat right? Okay, quick self tanner. I mean you always feel a little better with some color to your skin right? Without the sun damage, win win. Okay, while that is drying, unload the laundry. Hang and steam quickly. Blow dry the hair and throw some mascara on. Phew, that’s done. You know what?
My coffee is still sitting on the counter.
Fire up the laptop, grade some papers. Respond to a few blog emails. Shoot I forgot to sign that contract from last week. Look over my clinic patients for tomorrow. Write a blog post. Post to instagram, respond to comments on instagram. Don’t forget to update your latest post on all your social media outlets. Comment on your friends blogs. Grade some more papers. Straighten up the living room and then before you know it you’re cleaning the kitchen counters. Realize that my coffee is still sitting next to me untouched and cold.
You know what is crazy? 4 hours have gone by that just involved maintaining my house, hygiene and jobs. I don’t even have kids. I can’t imagine adding that on top of all of it. You moms out there are complete Superwomen.
So the moral to this long winded story is……and we wonder why time is flying. How can we possibly fit more into our already over scheduled days? I wanted to take the time to acknowledge you and everything you do. You deserve a thank you. A “hey you are really slaying it lately“. Give yourself a break when you forget the one thing you walked into Target for because you know what? You do a lot in one day. Don’t feel guilty about that glass of wine at night. Or splurging on that bag you’ve been coveting. We work so hard every single day. You deserve it!
I encourage you today to give a compliment to a female in your life who is the Queen of multi tasking. I mean I’m not a man basher by any means but you know they can’t coordinate that exact science of timing the laundry to end at the same time as your shower and your nails to be dry at the same time. Not that they would be painting their nails……but you get what I mean.
It’s okay to step back and take some time for you. If you want to watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix for two hours and let the laundry sit in the dryer while you do it. You do you. Find those few moments in your day to not be racing to the next thing. Time is flying, that is for sure but you can stop every now and again to enjoy this beautiful thing called life.