Holiday Hangover


noun; a severe headache or other after effects caused by (drinking an) excess (of alcohol)

I didn’t drink an excess of alcohol over the holidays, but I might as well of with the hangover I’m having. Too much stimulation. Too much merriment. Too much food and drink. Too much of a good thing is still too much! I got through it though, proudly I might add. Nailed them holidays, if I do say so myself. And I cleaned it all up, and got my boys back to school. And then…

As I returned to the blogging world I was overtaken yet again. “Be Better.” “Be the Best Version of Yourself.” “Try Harder.” Be MORE inspired, organized, stylish. Enough already! Maybe it is the timing. Maybe it’s my age. Or maybe it’s my personality that has indeed already read all these books, articles, posts for all these years…trying, trying, trying to be all these things. For some reason this time, this year, it just doesn’t fit. It just sounds like too much. Excess. Agh! It’s making me feel hungover once again to hear it, read it, see it. I had to turn it off; I unplugged for a bit. And I am the better for it.

Moving forward into this new year what I think is important is balance. Balance with what information is allowed in and what energy is exerted out. It is my experience that things are never as bad as they seem and I am better than I think I am (most days). Maybe, just maybe, it is all good enough. This human life adventure is meant to be messy after all…trial and errors, full of mistakes. How else are lessons to be learned and forward motion to ensue? Perfection is just something I’m no longer interested in. More isn’t better and better isn’t perfect. I am perfectly imperfect and I kind of like that about myself.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

Marilyn Monroe

Happy New 2018 and Cheers to Balance and Imperfection

5 replies »

  1. Whoa! We’re on the same cloud. “It is my experience that things are never as bad as they seem and I am better than I think I am (most days). Maybe, just maybe, it is all good enough.” Beautiful–and so very true. If I can just convince myself of this wisdom in my most hectic or insecure moments. I am about ease this year. I don’t buy that everything has to be hard, to be earned. Here we go . . .

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