When you stand on the beach and look out at the ocean during high tide, especially as a storm rolls in, the waves are high. The crashing against the shore is soothing, beautiful and at the same time fierce and dangerous.
The power of “and” is intense and often replaced with or.
So often we get caught up in needing to be one thing, we forget that it’s ok for us to utilize the “and” in us as well.
Society has these unrealistic expectations that we’re all supposed to adhere to and live beyond. Honestly, just thinking about it is exhausting and I call bull. Bull on the whole thing.
We need to stop masking the truth and start normalizing reality. Living for what life realistically is. Not that you need it but here’s your permission to do just that.
Be madly in love with your husband and still want to put super glue on the toilet seat if he leaves it up one more time. He probably has things that irritate him about you and still loves you with everything he has too.
Love your children fiercely, be supremely grateful for them and the opportunity to raise them and still want to lock yourself in the closet with nothing more than a bag of chocolate, a bottle of wine and your tears of frustration from the day, week, or season of life right now. You’re not alone.
Have wonderful intentions to clean the whole house and get none of it done because your children needed you more. This season won’t last forever.
It’s ok to have crazy wild dreams and work a job that’s mediocre as you fulfill them. You have bills to pay.
It’s completely “normal” to feel defeated in your business and passionate for your mission at the same time. Entrepreneur life isn’t for the faint of heart.
Unpopular opinion but no less of a fact- It’s ok to disagree with people and still be kind to them. Period.
Set boundaries with people and still love them from afar. If they throw a fit about the boundary, that’s just proof it needed to be set in the first place.
It’s ok. Believing that you have to be one thing without the other is unrealistic. You can be both. The shame that’s cast upon you for that isn’t a sign there’s something wrong with you. It’s a sign there’s something wrong with societal norms. It’s a sign the person who’s shaming you for being both probably hasn’t come to grips with their own reality.
Their projected pain and expectations are not yours to receive.
Grace, acceptance and understanding that what you’re feeling when you feel both is completely normal- that’s yours to receive.