Some days it’s like my laptop is literally glued to my lap. We are inseparable companions since everything I want to see, do or find seems do-able online. I can do my banking, plan and book my next holiday, find an awesome recipe for dinner to use with the groceries I ordered online and had delivered to my door. Why bother leaving my house? (just kidding)
Stress can get the best of us even when we think that we’ve got it all under control. In fact, that’s probably when our stress is at the highest, when we want to give the illusion of perfection and control in all that we do. For a long time, there was nothing that stressed me out more than other people thinking I don’t have my sh*t together. From the littlest thing to the biggest blunders, internally, I was treating them all the same. A year ago, I promised myself I’d learn to let it go and every day I’m getting a little better at that promise I’ve made to myself, even if I still have a long way to go.
This weekend our house was full of little children, parents and grandparents, all convened to welcome our family back home for our visit to the USA. A fly on the wall would confirm that there was lots of laughter interspersed with intermittent yelling, biting, screaming and crying too. The screaming and crying was mostly from the children and the yelling primarily came from the adults that were fiercely protective of their little angels.