Let go of perfect- and you will find happiness

It feels like I haven’t blogged in forever (really I only missed posting last week, but when you only post once a week, this stretch feels like longer!). The last two weeks have been a little crazy making! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know last week I wrote my final exam for the first course of my Holistic Nutrition and Health Coach Certification. In between working a couple late nights,taking care of the sick people in my house, and battling it off myself, I had to get some studying in so I felt prepared and ready to write the exam.

On the outside, it might appear like I have perfected all the juggling that I do- eating well, exercising, taking time for me, working full time, being a toddler mom, blogging, inspiring AND doing school. But the truth is, sometimes, some of these things suffer, or one thing takes priority over the other, and I have realized that is okay. A big deal for me, I assure you! I want to excel at everything I do, and I want to do it all… but it is not always an option. Sometimes, I have to prioritize at that time, what feels the most important to me to conquer so I can maintain balance. It sounds kinda funny, but bear with me here.

Sometimes that means I only get one good workout done during the week, because I really want to get some baking done once my sweet girl goes to bed. Sometimes it means I don’t prep my lunch the night before (and I’m scrambling a bit in the morning) because I want to get some school work done. I have come to terms with the fact that I cannot do everything all the time, and in coming to terms with that- I find that I am better able to balance it all. Does that make any sense at all to you?

Eating well, inspiring others, moving my body and getting more educated is not a fad thing for me. It is a lifelong journey. A journey that is going to be filled with ups and downs, just as everything is- and when you embrace the ebbs and flows of your journey, you can become more at peace with the down times and not fear them. I used to be worried that if I missed a workout, or missed a week of posting, or ate a less than ideal meal, that was it! I was doomed to fail because I was not committed 100% of the time…

IMG_6290.JPGTruth is, to feel balanced, is to feel in control. To trust yourself and love yourself to know you will give it what it needs at that time and in that moment. And by doing that, I have come to see that there is no failing at one thing, because you give something else more attention- you are simply maintaining balance, and inner peace.

So thank you for continuing to embark on this journey with me, and I hope that through my ebbs and flows, ups and downs it helps you to realize not fear your own.


Hugs and Kisses,

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P.S Stay tuned for later this week, as promised I will share my hands down-best-ever chocolate cookie recipe.

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