It’s Show and Tell Tuesday with Andrea at Momfessionals and I feel like the prompt this week could not have come at a more appropriate time. The struggle is real for me in so many areas right now! Is it summer? Is it the season I’m in? Is it my hormones? I’m thinking it’s the perfect storm. Ha!
The Struggle is Real…..
Finding common ground and respect between my teen and me. Believe me, I know this is all perfectly normal and he is just working on pushing boundaries and figuring out who he is and blah, blah, blah, all as far away from me as possible. I’m just incredibly over it all right now! If he gets any freaking smarter I think one of us is going to need to move out!
Oh summer I do love you so but I do believe the normal struggle of daily homework and school activities has been replaced with some insane level of activities at hours I’m suppose to be at my job! I’m definitely feeling like an underpaid Uber at the moment.
Does anyone else struggle with an empty tank? No, this is not a metaphor for feeling empty but really the gas tank being perpetually empty! Y’all, I HATE filling my car up with gas and drive it down to the last mile every single time.
Aging gracefully…..not so much. I really believed it when I said things to myself like “those laugh lines are from all the great memories you made” when I was 28! Now that the lines are here to stay I’m not feeling it. Believe me I have access to lots of beauty products but the struggle to take the time to use them all…Holy Hell! It’s like an hour long process if I go through all the steps for my face, my neck my skin, my teeth. Not to mention some strange bout of adult acne that seems to be creeping in.
As if the aging isn’t enough, the peri-menopause is the bomb! I just thought I could be psycho when I was young and had PMS but my younger self has NOTHING on the crazy hooker I become for the few days before a cycle. The bad part is there is no rhyme or reason to the cycle which means it’s a constant struggle to determine if I’m just feeling like being a bitch or if my hormones are raging out of control.
And speaking of things out of control, I’ve never worked so hard in my entire life to stay the same. Yes, I’m in fairly good health and very thankful for that but good night could I just get a teeny bit of assistance with the metabolism. Exercising makes me feel awesome and strong and that is why I do it because it really doesn’t make the biggest impact. Clean eating is the only thing that seems to work and the struggle to stay on top and not get lazy is real. Add in the teenager and cutting alcohol completely out of my diet is out of the question!
Is there such a thing as adult ADD because if so I’m fairly confident I have it. There are days when I’m sure nothing productive has been done but I sure have been busy. In a past life I was organized and on top of EVERYTHING. I currently feel like I start one thing, the phone rings, I move to something else, I have to pee, something pops into my mind in the bathroom, back at the desk and I’ve already forgotten because I saw a new email….and so on and so on. Don’t worry, I get it
all mostly done but the struggle to stay on task has definitely been R-E-A-L for me lately.
Blogging! Yes, the blogging struggle has been VERY real lately. I have so many ideas in my mind and just haven’t been able to compile them on paper to make any sort of sense. Creating content to share in this space is important but creating content in this space that reaches others and has a bigger impact is really what my goal is. I want to inspire other people to be better people! It seems so easy in my mind but oh the struggle!
Whew…lots of struggling going on over here for a Tuesday!
What struggle is here for you?
Also Linking with||Tuesday Talk with a few of my favorites ladies!