Thursday, December 10, 2009

giving myself slack

ever since i lost the baby, i've had waves of craziness. i know this is probably mostly hormone induced, but sometimes the smallest things seem like the BIGGEST ISSUES - and vice versa. i get it - i understand that my perspective is awry just now - and i know i need to cut myself some slack. but listening to your reasonable inner voice is pretty hard when you're swamped with stormy hormones and legitimate difficulties.
so this note is my reminder to myself to cut myself some slack.

dear janelle:
sometimes you're going to react in weird ways to things and your friends will be astonished. sometimes the 'you' that shows up on the outside will not be a good translation of the 'you' you were intending on the inside. sometimes you'll miss opportunities you wanted to take, and sometimes you'll make choices you'll regret and sometimes you'll just be lame. it's okay. life is hard and no one is perfect and it's even okay if you don't try to be perfect.
(for now. later, i'm going to kick your butt and motivate you into trying to be the best person you can be. these days, though, i just want you to know that surviving is enough).
there's lots of time to work on improvement. that can come later. today is just about putting one hour after another and making it to the end of the day.
put your unreasonable expectations on the back shelf. who you are is okay. the world will keep spinning, just as it is.
with love and mercifully low expectations,
your self.

now get back to class ...


  1. I may just copy and paste that letter to myself. Thanks. :)

  2. i love you dearheart. who you are is wonderful. s'about time you cut yourself some slack.

  3. You are worthy. Even if you fail.

    Remember that there is One who is able to keep you from falling. But sometimes He chooses not to, and that, too, is part of the plan.

    "The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
    and patience is better than pride.
    Consider what God has done:

    Who can straighten
    what he has made crooked?

    When times are good, be happy;
    but when times are bad, consider:
    God has made the one
    as well as the other."
    (Ecclesiastes 7:8,13,14)

  4. yep, like Pat says:"s'about time you cut yourself some slack"...