I see so many people trying to “hold it together,” especially moms.
I think somewhere along the way we’ve all absorbed some message that if you’re are a good person, then you can keep all the balls in the air. If you are a good mom, you can work (inside or outside the home), raise kids, deal with emotional conflicts that inevitably arise as a result of being human and have a happy marriage (or a happy divorce) and still look great doing it.
That is just kookoo-for-coco-puffs thinking. Sometimes the balls drop. What defines your level of success is not whether you keep all the balls in the air but by your ability to sit down and have a good cry after they fall.
What defines a “super mom” is when you finish that good cry then pick up the balls again and keep juggling.
And what defines a super duper fantastical rock star mom (a.k.a. YOU!) is when you take a moment before you pick up any more balls, when the tears have not fully dried, and think:
“Which ones do I actually WANT to juggle?”
…because the answer to THAT question holds the secret to your real success.