You can do anything, but you cannot do everything.
-Someone super smart.
I'm a wife and a mom (see: I need affection and created humans with a human I like to get it).
I home school my kids (see: they watch PBS).
I cook, clean, keep house, etc. (see: I occasionally do the dishes and laundry and know how to utilize a rice cooker as a crockpot).
I homestead (see: I have garden boxes with mostly dinosaur kale and cilantro that someone else planted).
I make art (see: this is a plug and pretty please buy my artwork).
I am CFO and full time admin for our contracting business (see: I make clients like me because having work done on your home is stressful and awful).
I also have friends (see: there are people who like me even though we see each other hardly ever).
And extended family (see: people who I send kid art and emails to).
And I volunteer with several different organizations (see: I live in a constant state of exhaustion).
You could definitely say I work full time. At several things. And you might be thinking to yourself, "Malia? You should probably let go of some things." And I say to that "Yah, but I love my brothers, so there's nothing negotiable on this list." whilst my husband rolls his eyes into the back of his head permanently. Mark has good boundaries, maybe too good sometimes, while I have almost none. I mean, I understand about locking the door - but I don't really want to.
I want someone sitting at my counter drinking coffee every morning. I want playdates for my kids 5 our of 7 days a week. I want dinner to always be a potluck. I want to shop at Costco exclusively because we are always hosting. I want to spend all day working hard and then party until 10:30PM. Any later would be ridiculous, my kids get up at 6:30 in the morning.
I lack boundaries, not sense.
Recently I found this t-shirt that may actually complete me by Alley and Rae. Everything they have is great, definitely check them out, but this gem...
I'm both overjoyed and a little concerned that this quote spoke to me on such a deeply spiritual level. I spent today doing the dishes, cleaning the kitchen, doing the laundry, pruning and planting in the back and front yard, engaging my tiny humans, making meals, and feeling like I should blog about all of this. Because I'm insane. And exhausted. And insane.
I think the more I have happening, the more this outlet makes sense to me. When nothing is happening, I have nothing to write about, nothing to say. When everything is happening, I have to talk about it or I will verbal vomit on strangers.
So stay tuned, loves, because I don't foresee my life getting less busy any time soon.