“Man, I don’t know how you do it all!” This is something that a few people have said to me. I’ve even had people refer to me as Super Woman.
Super Woman would probably have an immaculate home, have the organization and time management skills of Effie Trinket, the cooking skills of Betty Crocker and Rachel Ray mixed together, and be perfectly dressed while doing it. I’m no Super Woman.
The only time my house is anywhere near immaculate is when I am expecting company. And even then, there’s always that one room that is off limits to guests because it has suddenly become the storage room for those things that don’t have a specific home. Because did I mention that I am also a hoarder? Lol! I hold on to books, toys, and clothes like they are a lifeline. I have far too many of them. I blame Christian.
I am very easily distracted and do not have any real time management skills. I can write a mean to-do list, but that skill is kind of pointless if you can’t focus long enough to get them done. I mean I DO get them done. Just not in the most efficient manner. I’ll start one thing and before finishing that I will have started 4 other things. It’s kind of horrible.
I have been trying to find ways to be more productive with the time that I have each day. Some days I am successful. Other days I crash and burn.
I think it is easy to look at people and make judgments (whether positive or negative). People may look at my life and see all of the things that I have to do daily (raise my son, run two businesses, finish up grad school, maintain this blog, etc) and assume that since I get it all done, that I must be some kind of super mom. But I’m not. And this isn’t me being humble. It is me being honest.
I don’t have it all together. I struggle with getting things done in an efficient manner. I sometimes feel overwhelmed. Just like everyone else. But, at the end of the day — everything works out. My house may not be picture perfect. Lord knows I’m not. But I get through. No super powers. Just motivation and the determination to do what I can, when I can. I’m not Super Woman. I’m just a mom.
This lifestyle (being a single WAHM) is not easy. But it is worth it. It could be smoother, so I am trying to figure out ways to make that happen. Techniques I can use and habits I can develop to make life easier for both of us. Finding out what works for me and Christian. Some things seem to work well. Others…not so much. It’s all trial and error. But I’ll get it figured out. Maybe one day I will actually feel like the Super Woman that some people seem to see in me. Until then, I’m just going to continue doing what I can do and working on improving where I lack. 🙂