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I Haven’t Disappeared, I Swear.

I know, I know. I took a long sabbatical.

Here’s what happened. I got burned out and overwhelmed. There seems to be so many freaking rules to running a successful something or another that I got twisted and turned around and way too overloaded with information that I completely shut down for an extended period of time.

I mean I still lived the everyday life. You know, get up, go to work, come home, take care of the babies, go to bed. I vegged out a lot. I mean, I watched Designing Women reruns on Youtube and stared into space a lot wondering what the hell to do now. Then it finally occurred to me.

I’m going to throw all the rules out the window and just do whatever I feel like doing. Seems like a solid plan, right? My best observation these past few months was that it seems that everyone just rushes around doing what ever they want with no overthinking or regard for much of anything else. Than it occurred to me that I could and probably should be doing this too.

With that being said, I have disregarded all of my own rules and I feel much better. I have also been reinventing myself, which has been a lot of fun. I have discovered some new passions which I’ll be writing about at some point. See, I think we hold ourselves to these rules and standards to try and live these perfect lives when in the long run they make us exhausted and miserable. Of course, the rules of hygiene will always apply, and the rules of good manners should also be followed.

What I’m talking about is this desire to be perfect at everything. Have the perfect job, be the perfect vegan, be the perfect parent. These standards are so exhausting and really hard to turn off. Here’s what I recommend to help overcome the standard of being perfect.

1. Stop. Stop holding yourself to these ridiculous and impossible ideals. Trust me, it’s causing you more stress than it’s worth.

2. If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it. Life is too fucking short for anything otherwise.

3. Sit down and figure out what is really important and what will make you unbelievably happy and then find a way to pursue that.

That’s it. That’s all the words of wisdom that I have for you. Now go forth, my little munchkins, and prosper.