I can't do it all

Something came up in my newsfeed the other day that reminded me of something that I forget a lot of times!

I CAN'T DO IT ALL!

Early in the year 2016, I decided that I was going to go back to school! I was so excited, because I love school! I love learning new things and I knew that going back to school was going to help me grow my business. 

So I went to summer school! Here is the mistake I made.

I took business statistics and business calculus at the same time, online, with a very active two year old, while trying to survive wedding season, teach piano, be pregnant, do laundry and just live with the everyday stuff. It was a mess. 

A lot of things lacked in my life. I felt like I was a horrible mother! I mostly felt sorry for my poor son. I had to spend about 6-8 hours a day on the computer trying to do my homework and edit weddings. I had no choice but to just put him in front of the TV and let him watch copious amounts of Dinosaur Train while I struggled through statistics. 

I thought I could be a super  mom! You know, the ones that you hear about who work two jobs, go to school full time and seem to have that perfect Pinterest vibe about them? I wanted to be that! But I very quickly discovered that I just couldn't do it.

So I decided that going to school at this moment was not the right thing for me. And it was the best decision of my life. I knew I couldn't do my best at all that I wanted to do. So I had to pick and choose what was most important so I could give a little more.

So I chose to quit school. I hope that someday I will be back. But I know now that this is not the time. My time right now, is to be a mom who take her kiddos outside every once in awhile, only have to re-wash laundry a couple of times a week and provide an awesome experience for all my friends that I have the chance to meet through photography. I want to be able to serve the people in my life to the best of my ability! So now I just have to remember,

 

And I am know totally okay with that. It took me awhile to come to terms with me not doing everything I wanted to do. But now, I am so much happier and content with life. Nobody needs that kind of stress! So if you are feeling overwhelmed, look at what you can take out of your life. What can you live without? Remove stressors from your life, and you will be such a nicer person to be around!