A couple of weekends ago we decided to spend the afternoon in Ft. Worth, as a family.
Have I mentioned I love saying that? As a family…
For those of you non-Texans, Ft. Worth is just a short horse ride from Dallas.
Just kidding. It’s about 60 minutes by wagon.
OK, I’ll stop. It’s only 30 minutes give or take some traffic. We had a lovely afternoon taking in the sights, eating BBQ, and people watching.
I love Ft. Worth. People seem to move at a much slower pace there. And lately I find myself wishing I moved at a much slower pace.
Life has been crazy as a new Mom. Scratch that, life has been crazy as a new working Mom. I’m still doing my best to find my balance, but sometimes I struggle. I so badly want to do everything well. I want to be the very best wife, mother, and worship director that I can be. Sometimes I have to remind myself that striving to be the best at all of these things can actually make me worse at everything. I have to remind myself that I am not Superwoman (I’d need a cape for that) and more importantly, I am not supposed to be.
Why oh why is that last part so hard to get sometimes?
I’m a serious “to do” list maker – pretty sure I could compete at an Olympic level. So I got to thinking… what if every time I made my list I committed to cross a few things off without actually doing them?
Dun. dun. duuuuuuuuuuuuun.
In essence, what if I made a “to don’t” list? What if I picked a few things that could wait – until tomorrow, next week, or better yet after I snuggle my son or tell my husband how much I love him.
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Something tells me my life would be better for it. Something tells me my family would be better for it. Something tells me, I’d finally find my balance. And all without a cape.