I’m the biggest failure I know.
I never tell my children we are poor. I tell them we can’t afford things. Continue reading
Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl that drove everyone crazy with her complaining.
She can’t sleep.
The chair is too hard.
The bed is too soft.
She can’t help because she has a headache.
It was like living with Goldilocks.
My children and everyone I care about could be gone tomorrow.
All of my money and possessions could disappear next week.
My health could be destroyed two years ago.
I’ve been told that my time is free and I used to believe it but it’s not true. Time is the most valuable thing I have.
As long as I’m alive it’s the only thing I have.
As a child I didn’t like being told we were poor but we were. I was poor and too uneducated to know what to do about it. Oh I did what I was told and I studied hard in school and got straight A’s and scholarships to put myself through college and graduated even poorer and more uneducated than I began.
Years ago, at the same time friends of mine were building enormous, beautiful homes, I was doing everything possible to get out of my home and it wasn’t even that big by Utah standards.
I remember giving them my unsolicited advice at the time. DON’T DO IT!
They did it anyway.
I love walking through the empty rooms of this house that we built and lived in for over 8 years.
Picture an entire family laying around the house detoxing all at the same time.
Picture some of us grumpier than usual, some of us happier than usual and some of us too tired to be happy or grumpy or conscious.
It’s been easier than I thought it would be. And a lot harder.
You can’t do it all. You can’t have children AND a perfectly clean house AND a full/part-time job AND always look gorgeous AND cook all your food from scratch AND get enough sleep AND homeschool or supplement a public school education AND exercise daily AND make cute little crafts AND remodel your house AND grow a garden AND bottle the produce AND practice an instrument AND get your own education AND have meaningful relationships AND save the world AND on AND on…
I love stating the obvious.
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