Good morning, girl. Happy Monday! Ready to get to it? Another precious week of your life teed up and ready to go? Another week where you get to build and choose and create and love? Brick building, at home, at work, in your marriage, Monday-Monday, here we go!
Planning. And then flexibility. Forethought. And then rolling with the unexpected. Balance doesn’t just describe the doling out of your energy to the different priorities and people in your life. Balance also describes the staying-on-your-surfboard as the wind picks up and the currents beneath you change course suddenly.
I had been planning for a huge customer meeting next week. Huge. Really looking forward to it. Researching and preparing, feeling like I had such a great handle on what I wanted to happen and how I was going to bring it about. And then I had to pull out at the last minute. One of my family has a fairly serious health concern that needs to be attended to. We’ll be fine, no worries, but this is not a good time for Mommy to head out of town.
I have an amazing team of colleagues that can more than handle everything that needs to be done. I wasn’t the lead on this one, just a worker bee. But still. It was a struggle to give this meeting up. I wanted to be there.
In the end, I had to look at it though the filter of what-matters-most. This health thing is probably fine, probably. But if it’s not? I need to be here. It’s these really tough decisions that tell your family what comes first in your life.
So, as your week unfolds, some of it will go according to plan, and you’ll feel like a rock star. Some of it will come out of the blue and knock you upside the head. You can be a rock star then too.
Because Rock Star Mommies don’t have to be perfect, to be wonderful.