I started the holiday season feeling such gratitude and joy. I knew my joy and gratitude would soon be tested because life is a series of moments of serene joy and gratitude, not a constant plane of happy. Get real. For constant happy I would need a cocktail of something….. Perhaps a mix of denial and delirium?
I am trying very hard to live fearlessly (within reason). I am a wife and mom of two little kids. I am not talking about skydiving or running with the bulls. I am talking about something way scarier…
I am making strides in the Holiday Sprint. This time of year is stressful and often frustrating with the demands of Rockwell perfect and the reality of Griswold results. I get it.
“You still look pretty!” I felt my insides cringe after I said that.
Please do not be That Girl who eats everything on her Thanksgiving plate and later laments, “Why did I eat all that?”
So, we grin and smile, until the dark pillows of exhaustion crinkle around our eyes, and we utter a breathless, not a sexy breathless, “Yes”.
Positivity started to percolate…..
Speaking of play, I got over my fear of waterslides.
My blog’s new name is UnSimply She. The Fabulous and Fit Mamas started my journey, and I am grateful. The Fabulous Fit Mamas suggests it is only about fitness. My blog is more than fitness. I chose a name that fits what I write about: Joy. Obstacles. Mishaps. Truths. My Life.
A negative person is greasier than a pepperoni pizza.