The Struggle is Real

Being a wife, mother & teacher is really hard. Like really really hard.

Lately, I’ve been feeling entirely overwhelmed. Which always leads to me thinking: what am I doing wrong?

Social media makes it seem like so many women in world have life all figured out. It’s so easy to get caught up in trying to be like other moms, wives & teachers. But let’s be honest, the struggle is real.Β 

I have two buckets of clean, folded laundry on my couch. It’s been there for a week. I have about four loads of laundry to start, Β toys to clean up, groceries to buy, lesson plans to finish & a house to clean. I run on six hours of sleep & large cups of coffee.

I get really moody & shut my husband out when I get overwhelmed. I also get really needy & expect my husband to read my mind. I sometimes feel guilty for not giving my daughter more quality time because I am always trying to cook/clean/work. Going to target alone & walking through every aisle is therapy. Also, I am so stubborn & hate asking for help. Life gets so hard & I am always so hard on myself.

Where is this all going? Well, it’s to let all women know that you’re not alone. This is my real life. I don’t have life figured out. I sometimes fail as a wife, mother & teacher. I am only human. I know I’m not the only one & you’re not either. Life is a struggle but God has equipped you & me for whatever life throws our way.

So remember that you’re doing a great job. Keep hustling. Keep it real.

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1 thought on “The Struggle is Real”

  1. Love hearing REAL stuff like this! So true! 12 years in the making here! πŸ™‚ Eventually you start to accept you are GOOD the way it is- which isn’t perfect! But I have to admit there are days when I am grumpy/failing, etc because that perfection is what i want! So great to hear your wonderful words! Keep on keeping on! You are an amazing wife, mom and teacher! xo-shelli

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