So it's time for some real talk on today's blog.
The past few weeks have been tough for me. I've had so much going on, so many changes, and it's all been making my head spin. Let me start by saying, I am not big on changes. I shy away from them because they make me anxious and stress me out. I like schedules and control and knowing what's going to happen and when.
In the past 3 weeks, we got a puppy, found a new house for our little family, given one of my first large marketing presentations in a long time and had projects and work out the wazoo. It's been insane and last week, right before signing our new lease, I freaked out.
While I am so in love with our new pup, boy is he a LOT of work; lots of training, tons of energy, 3 am potty runs, and loads of attention. We got really lucky with how chill Grohl is, but it's still a lot. And a lot of pressure!
And I got scared. Scared of raising this new puppy who was depending on me to train and take care of him, scared of moving out of the place that we have made our home these past few months, and scared of failing at all of the projects I had been working so hard on. The stress and change of getting a dog alone was enough to make me stressed and anxious. Add moving and running a small business on top of that...and you get a panic attack.
Everything happened so fast and my life was changing so suddenly that I just couldn't handle it. I was so scared and full of fear. I didn't think I could do it. But God never hands you more than you can deal with, and these are just challenges that you have to face. Challenges that make you grow. Challenges that make you stronger.
After a good cry and letting it all out, I felt so much better and lighter. I am much happier and finally getting excited for this next phase of our lives. Yes, I'm still nervous and scared, but I have a great little family that will be by my side no matter, a new house with a fabulous office to help my business grow and flourish and an incredible support system that has been there every step of the way.
And most importantly, there's so much comfort in knowing that I'm not alone in feeling this way. Whether your a puppy mama, a human mama or even just a passionate boss lady, if you care deeply about what it is that you are doing, you understand what it's like to be scared and anxious and nervous all at the same time. But you CAN do it.
So even if you find yourself standing outside of a bar in your yoga pants at 8 o'clock at night ugly crying to your boyfriend on his birthday just after you threw him a surprise party because you just couldn't be strong anymore or you're eating ice cream and drinking wine sitting on the toilet while your little human is bathing or you have so much work to do and emails to answer that you decide to take a nap instead, just remember:
YOU CAN DO IT.
You can get through it because you are superwoman. Seriously! Women (and men too, but this blog is mostly for the ladies out there) have so much on their plates these days, that it can be really hard to live up to all of the expectations we put on ourselves. But...We were made for this. We were made to do great things and excel even during the toughest of times.
So remember, it's okay to cry or sleep or have an extra large glass of wine. It's okay to take a break from being the strong woman that you are to take care of yourself for a bit. In fact, it's encouraged!
And once you let it all go, take a deep breath, learn from life's challenges and remember that you can do it!