As soon as I logged on to FB this morning, the first post I read was one from one of my girlfriends stating how she was already epically failing at doing the day. My first thought was whoa, hold up! She’s the mother of two boys, a teacher, and a loving wife… how could she fail at anything? In fact, after doing all she has to do all the time, every day, with no vacay, she freaking deserves the right to epically fail at something.
Needless to say, her post struck a chord, and it made me wonder if a man could do all that a woman does without receiving any glorification or appreciation, and the answer I came up with was a resounding “NO!” I know my husband would have a hard time doing all that I do, and I am sure that he really doesn’t want to.
The point I’m making is, Ladies, it’s time that we give ourselves a break and take note of all we do. It has taken me nearly 40 years to figure out that I am doing the best I can do, that I am not perfect, and that I need to love myself in spite of my failures and numerous mistakes. In short, I have learned that I really am my own best friend. If I don’t love and support myself, I’ll never get out of bed in the morning, and as much as I love my bed, I have to get out of it to live. And at the end of the day, when I sit down to take measure of all that I’ve accomplished, I think to myself, Tamara, you’re a real BADASS!