I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the notion of “having it all.”
And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a dangerously unattainable situation – a fine line teetering between a fulfilling, well-rounded life and not truly living at all (the latter of which scares me to my core).
Between my day job, this blog (which operates as a part-time job), staying active (for both my physical and mental health), maintaining a healthy relationship with Pete, catching up with friends and family (both near and far) getting enough sleep to be a functioning member of society, keeping some sort of order at home and taking time to just be…it’s hard. Throw a newborn baby into the mix and I’ve been told all bets are off.
I imagine you feel the same, no?
No matter how hard I try, something always has to give in order to make the majority of those things happen for myself. Although it’s been a rather hard concept for this Type A to grasp, that’s okay.
Some days, it’s sacrificing a post-work happy hour in order to get in a sweat session because I skipped out on the night before’s class on account of the fact that I hadn’t seen my best friend in what felt like six months and I needed that three-hour conversation over a bottomless bread basket. Ring a bell?
Easy outfits are the antidote for the perpetual state of busy we’re all wrapped up in, along with the ever-present need to be and do everything (not to mention those no-fuss spring days on the horizon).
Generally speaking, keeping things simple where you can is key. Versatile stripes, skinny jeans, a perfect pair of flats and a beanie to cover up the inevitable bed head you have from another late night – presumably pouring your heart into your passion project or nurturing a new life.
Cut yourself some slack and focus on all the things you are doing, opposed to the things left undone when bed time rolls around. At the end of the day, we’re all just doing the best we can and that is good enough – promise.
SHOP THE POST:
Pom Pom Hat // J. Crew Striped Shirt // Pea Coat (similar) I love this one, too! // Ray-Ban Sunglasses // J. Crew Flats // Skinny Jeans
Photos by Sarah Sweeney Co.