Dear Mom who is about to lose your shit,
I FREAKING hear ya. I mean it. I feel that way at least a dozen times a day (and that is a gross underestimate.) This Mom stuff is hard. It is no joke. There’s that quote about the days being long- you know the one- I like it when I’m feeling sentimental. I just think the quote needs some clarification on how long “long”is. We’re not talking a 5 minute line at target solo long, because that is like vacation. This type of long is almost undefinable without using really bad words that people sometimes get mad at me for saying.
I could spend all day trying to come up with the reasons that I feel like I’m going to lose it. I could even take some pretty good stabs at why you do but honestly I don’t think it matters right now. If I wanted to I could even give some of my best tips for how to avoid it, move past it, and forgive yourself if you do lose it.
But for today what matters is this. I just want to tell you you’re not alone. I mean it. I know that it feels that way. I feel it somedays and I know that even when I share my most intimate worries and fears with friends sometimes it feels like nobody quite gets it or it’s never going to feel better and these heavy hard moments are here to stay.
I also know that none of that’s true.
I have a feeling that if we spent a LOT more time being true to who we are and how we feel we’d be able to tell ourselves a lot quicker to relax, let go, move on, and try again. It’s just a feeling I haven’t actually tried it, I’m more of the wallowing type.
But for today I want you to know that it’s okay. You’re awesome. You’re doing it, whatever it is you need to be doing. You’re doing it better than you know and guess what it’s okay to lose your shit every once in awhile, it happens to the best of us- promise.