Good morning, darling. How are you today? Some days are a little tougher than others, yeah? Yesterday, on my way home at 6:30, I saw two pizza cars zipping through my neighborhood. “Guess I’m not the only one who had a tough day,” I thought.
Because some days are tough. Husband leaves for work early, and the sink is full of dirty dishes from last night’s dinner. Your toddler cries when you drop him off at daycare, and your heart breaks. Personalities and egos are getting in the way of your team functioning at work, and you feel like your head is going to blow up.
Ah yes, life as a grown up.
You can do this, sister. Yes, you can. You’ve got this; you’ve done it before. These are the days that require us to dig deep and find that extra reserve of courage and strength. It’s there.
And it doesn’t hurt to reach out for some support too. Line up your support system right now, pick three, maybe best girlfriend, work mentor, and mom. Best girlfriend will make you laugh and tell you she loves you; work mentor will give you sage advice and let you know you’re not the first one to deal with challenges putting a functioning team together, and, if you’re lucky, mom will tell you she loves you and bring dinner over later tonight.
Don’t reach for the Twinkies or the Ding-Dongs. Their siren call is about as helpful as it was to the Argonauts. Just sail on by the crap food that wants you to believe it can help you cope, but in reality, will just sap your energy.
And pray. The peace that passes all understanding.
We all have days when we just don’t know if we can go on. And then we do.
You are not alone.
Hang in there, girl.