Workout: walked 3.53 miles after work, warm
Lets face it I had planned on running but it was hot and I wasn’t feeling it. Then about .7 miles in I got a much needed call from my sister and the rest of the walk was a bit of a therapy session.
When I got back to my car and the much missed air conditioning, I was talking to my friend Julie and a topic I have thought a lot about came up. It seems in our fast paced world of social media everyone loves putting out all the little happy, shinny, perfect bits of their life. It is easy to see these posts, tweets, status updates and think to yourself, “man does everyone else just lived a charmed perfect life and I am the only one left behind?”
Pictures on Facebook of perfectly cute children playing in their beautifully clean and spacious living room, the beautiful bouquet of flowers husband send to the office just because, check-in’s at fancy restaurants for romantic date nights and so on – you get the point. Blog posts of busy working moms who seem to have 87 hours in one day to do it all and do so with a beautiful smile in a perfectly put together size 4 outfit. Tweets that resemble something like “my life is perfect”.
Now please don’t me wrong, I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer here. It is safe to say most of those posts are true and that is wonderful and it is nice to see people having great lives. I too have many wonderful things in my life and blessings spilling over – I am happy!
My point is this. Not everyone and not everyday is perfect. I just find it interesting the way things are chosen to be put out there. Let me demonstrate like this. I will write two posts below, both are exactly what has happened in my day. It is just a perspective of how honest do you choose to be. Do we have to be all shiny happy all the time and not let anyone see the scratches below the surface? Or can we be real and say, “hey ya I am blessed in many ways but man today was a rough one!”
My day today – version A
When I got up this morning Ryliegh was still sleeping, she has been sleeping thru the night since about 6 week old, I love it! I knew with this heat it would be rough cooking a hot meal tonight so I got on it quickly this morning and made a nice healthy salmon, veggies and rice for dinner and put it away in the fridge for this evening. When I got to work my friend Mandi was there, she comes in once a week to do our books so it was great to see her! I quickly got Ryleigh her breakfast, got us settled and into my work deadlines. Things are bit busy with my boss gone but we got it done and all went well. I was able to leave a bit early so that I could get over to the Back Bay to get a run in. After some relaxing play time, bath and bedtime for Ryleigh I just did a few things around the house and am now writing this blog post.
My day today – version B
I overslept this morning and got the day off to a crazy rushed start. Our apartment is so grossly hot in this heat there is no way I can cook when I get home so even though I was running late I thru some food in the oven so we would have dinner tonight minus the heat. We got to the office a bit late and things were hectic, so many deadlines and my boss is still gone so I’m on my own. Did I mention how lucky I am to get to bring my toddler to work with me? I love that I don’t have to be away from her but man I am not going to lie, it’s hard and today was a rough one for sure! This stress is really getting to me. Then a client called and was riding me way too hard for a deadline and just not hearing me as I was trying to explain something to her. After I slammed down the phone I lost it, totally crazy hormonal lady crying at my desk. Ugh. My husband and I have been arguing over something the last few days, it will all be ok and work out as always but we are in the thick of it now so I knew I needed some stress relief. I left work a bit early and went to the back bay for a run but all I could muster was a slow walk. Worked out ok though cause I called my sister and unloaded all my crap on her – it made me feel better. Trying to feed Ryleigh was rough again, we are having some food issues – picky little girl. My husband and I get into it again but it was a calm discussion this time, still stressful but calm. My appetite is wacky and I couldn’t stomach the fish I had made this morning so I didn’t eat. When I was giving Ryleigh her bath tonight she decided to go poop so that was fun! Ugh. Oh ya and another insane, intense hormonal breakdown and cry fest – like crazy ugly crying. That was fun. Got some cleaning done, have a massive headache, going to bed.
Which version do you like better? Believe both are exactly what happened today? It’s all about perspective. How real is to real?