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You can't pour from an empty cup

You can't pour from an empty cup

Where was I last Sunday?

So ya... I didn't send an email last week.  Why?   Honestly because my life and thePINKchair was a little out of control.  It happens sometimes.  Things start piling up and stuff starts slipping through the cracks, and the Sunday email was one of the things that didn't get done in time. 

We think that we can add "just one more thing" to our TO DO list, and all of a sudden your TO DO list is a mile long and you need 48hrs in a day to get half of the stuff on your list done. You look at the list, and try to decide what needs to be looked after first, everything on the list looks important.  Do you start at the first thing, work your way down the list? Pick out your least favourite thing to do, and do that first, get it out of the way?  It's a thing I think all of us suffer from time and again.  You know what I know about this?  It's OK, tomorrow is another day, and we get to try again.

I think a lot of you are in the same sort of situation that I am in.  I am a Mom to 6 kids (adults, but still my kids) and Hazel & Dot, a wife, a friend, business owner, logistics manager, Customer Service Rep, Procurement Specialist, Merchandiser, Shipper/Receiver, Creator, Web Designer, Janitor, Mentor, Educator and Hot Mess Express (only sometimes).  I am sure there are more, but I feel like that's plenty of hats to wear.  I know that some of you feel this same way.  We do a lot in a day, but what do we do for US?

There is an old saying that goes "You can't pour from an empty cup" . I find it hard to fill my cup back up sometimes.  I feel guilty if I forget something, if the house isn't clean enough, we have inventory out of stock, or I don't tick enough things off my TO DO list in a day.  I tend to go over past situations in my head until it makes me nuts, instead of just letting it go.  I am learning slowly that it's OK for me to do things just for me, to acknowledge a shitty or difficult situation and then leave it be, move on and do something that makes you feel good.

I started to read again (check out the Outlander Book series, soooooo much better than the TV series), my husband and I walk the dogs together, I go the gym just to move my body because I sit most of the day, I am learning to book regular massage appointments, pedicures and lunches with friends. All the while teaching myself to not feel guilty for these kinds of treats for myself.  I am learning to fill my cup.

Feeling a little guilty about missing last weeks email, feeling like I let a lot of you down.  I have received such great feedback from so many of you about the Sunday emails.  A few of you even checked in ❤️ and let me tell you, those messages and emails made me feel so loved.  I appreciate each and every one of you guys.

I don't see my life slowing down too terribly much,  I am however, learning to pass things off to my staff. My TO DO list will be forever long, and that's ok. I enjoy doing what I do, and I expect me to drop the ball sometimes, because that's just what happens.  If the ball that I drop in the future happens to belong to you, I am sorry, and I will do my best to make it better.  We all make mistakes, we all get snowed under sometimes but more importantly we need to remember that we are just doing our best.

Have the best week!



P.S>  I went to the racetrack🏎️ on Sunday!  It was so much fun!