Right now I'm on one. You know how I get. Some days something sparks the Kat Rant and lucky you, I share it here.
Today I went visiting teaching. For all you non-Mormons out there that just means I went to visit a couple of women I go to church with and share a little spiritual thought. So anyway, it was my partners turn to teach the lesson and if you have done your v.t.ing this month you know it was about scripture study. SO important right? I totally agree. And of course it is also very important to search and ponder the scriptures. However, if there are days when all you can do is speed read a chapter without fully grasping every ounce of what you just read, then so be it. I strongly believe that going through the motions can temporarily be beneficial. Maybe not as beneficial as thorough, heart felt studying can. But still, isn't something always better than nothing? Shouldn't we keep doing the motions until life slows down, we can breathe and finally read in a heart felt manner?
This leads me to my next point. Everyday we, as mothers and women in general, have a tendency to overwhelm ourselves with "responsibilities." I put that in quotations because sometimes we confuse stuff with responsibilities. I am so busy right now. So busy I barely have time to think sometimes but how lucky am I that I am busy doing things I love? I am teaching classes at the gym and raising two beautiful children. And believe me, those two things add up and there isn't much time left for folding the 3 baskets of clean laundry waiting patiently in the living room. Or for cleaning the tooth paste splatters off of my bathroom mirror. Or for cooking gourmet, balanced meals. That is just the way it is right now and it is OK! Heck, it's more than ok! It's awesome! I am awesome! (If you have read that phrase on my blog before it's probably because that is one of my personal mantras. You should try saying it.)
I don't know who wrote the rule book that says you have to do it all, everyday, all the time, to be successful. Whoever it was, and I have a sneaking suspicion it wasn't truly anyone but ourselves, should choke and die. I am busy, happy, healthy, active (physically and spiritually), and doing my best. That is enough for today, enough for tomorrow and enough for forever. So instead of trying to do it all, I'll just keep doing my best and I'll never feel guilty. Tomorrow my best might include finally cleaning the bathroom, but today that doesn't fit.
The next time someone (cough, cough...yourself) tries to make you think that something has to be done perfectly and that everything all has to get done in order for you to be a successful woman, kick that person, look them in the eyes, and tell them to kiss your butt. Annnnnd done.