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You Can Do Hard Things

February 9, 2022

To Mama,

You ever have one of those days? One of those days where you find yourself yelling at the dog because he, out of everyone else…won’t yell back. Of course the moment you yell, you feel bad- he did nothing wrong. So let’s think about why you’re yelling…

You’re yelling because you’re burnt out. 

You’re yelling because you’re tired or feeling unappreciated. 

You’re yelling because you changed the baby’s outfit for the 5th time this morning and the laundry pile is now erupting from the hamper. Someone please tell me…when does the drool stop?!  

The last thing you want to hear is Calm Down. or Relax. These phrases seem to put us over our boiling point and now everyone in front of us (dog, husband, partner, mailman) becomes a target for the negativity we can’t stop from sharing. 

To be honest, I haven’t found a phrase I would like to hear when I’m at this point. 

Instead of a phrase from someone else…this is what I tell myself. 

I CAN DO HARD THINGS. 

Getting out of my own way is hard for me. Making time for me is hard for me. But I can do it and hell, no one else is going to do it for me. I need to take care of me in order to show up and be the best version of me that everyone else needs. Especially baby girl. 

With that Mamas, my wish for you today is this: You realize you are capable of doing hard things too and I challenge you to find the one thing you are putting off, the one thing you are setting aside and do it. Do it today. Do it tomorrow. Do it for you & honestly, for everyone else too. You’ll thank yourself & maybe everyone else will too…even the dog. 

With love,

a hard working mama

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