Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Live Simply...

Why do we as women put such pressure on ourselves?
I have always been type A personality.
I want everything to be perfect.
Well ya know what?
Life is not perfect.
It's messy.
It's complicated.
It's full of twists and turns we never expected.
I feel like it's something in the air,
 as I have seen a few of my bloggy friends post similar feelings lately.
Mercury Retrograde anyone?

Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period

February 27 Mercury enters the shadow zone. On March 2 it makes its first conjunction to Scheat and we get a grand trine Neptune/Saturn/Moon. Mercury is square that Moon on the fixed star Betelgeuse. That will inflate and heat up matters. As this spot is going to get hit trice, I would pay attention to this day. Whatever happens here will have repercussions later on in the cycle. I also wouldn’t set sail around the Cape of Good Hope in a rickety old schooner on March 2, but crossing the English channel will be fine and you might even have that karmic encounter while sea-sicking your lunch up over the railings. Mercury will be quincunx Saturn this day.
March 5 however we get the potential for intuitive flashes and for those writers among us, the opportunity to plug directly into the collective consciousness. This day Mercury forms a conjunction with Uranus on the fixed star Deneb Kaitos on Cetus’s tail. “With Mercury: Active mind, writer or speaker upon subjects of public welfare, seeks to enact laws of benefit to the community, favorable for social affairs” Uranus will make the sea monster even more restless and volatile, but it’s great for effective, political speeches that move mountains for the common man
 No excuses, but I do find that fascinating...
I want to be the perfect wife.
I am so hard on myself to keep a pristine house 
{with two furry dogs, one who sheds the amount of 3 or 4}
I feel like I notice every piece of dog hair.
I never have it all gone.
I attempt these lavish meals.
I wan to clip coupons and stock up/save $$
I want to be a great daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, auntie, friend.l
I want to look like a super model every day.
I want to be the best dog mommy.
I want to have a full heart of gratitude and love for 
all those who surround me and I 
try to show it as much as I can.
I want to be a fabulous blogger and connect with all of you amazing women.
I wanted to have my Disco pictures up by now 
{sorry mama!}
I know that every time I get sick, things fall behind and I freak out.
Bad bad habit.
I just wish I could 'Go with the flow'.
I'm really working on not being so uptight.
It's difficult, but I know I can continue to grow as a person.
I am such a complex and complicated being, but why?
I just want to be simple!!
I am the only one putting this pressure on myself.
No one is telling me to feel or do any of these.
So today, as I sip my coffee and share these thoughts, 
I'll reflect on some of these quotes.
And hopefully do more yoga to calm my ass down.
Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest
Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

And I have this magnet on my fridge; 
I need to listen to it more.

I feel better already. 
Here's to a great day!


  1. I like your quote pins. It's really hard to let go of perfectionism. I want to try to live more's not a competition.

  2. I hear ya sista! I feel the same way and worry myself silly over things that simply don't matter, or things that will go unnoticed! Like the placement of the throw pillow on our guestbed for when my Father-in-law arrived. I know in my rational head that he couldn't give two toots but in my Type A head it had to be JUST right!

    I think it's gotten worse now that my title is "Domestic Engineer" ha! I have no excuses any longer so things should be perfect. That's it! No more! Let's enjoy our lives a little bit more and not worry about the little things, okay? You keep me accountable! Ha!

  3. To my WONDERFUL Daughter....please don't put so much pressure on yourself for we LOVE YOU as you are. You are one of the most thoughtful, caring, loving person I've ever known. We ALL love YOU for being YOU!!! Relax my dear, let your hair down, put your feet up and don't let the pressures get you down. All is good and your sweetie loves you for being you. Life doesn't need to be perfect..let the house get's OK!!! I love YOU.....signed Mama

  4. Oh I love this post! What a great reminder. I admit I bring alot of the stress and pressure I face on myself. I need to step back and just let it be!

  5. I love all of these! I wish I could comment on all of them but we would be here forever! You are such an amazing person and I'm so glad to know you! :)

  6. I love that your sweet mama left you a comment! And she is are wonderful and an amazing wife and friend. I put pressure on myself too, as you know. But you are right, we should relax more and it will all be okay!

  7. I am the same way! We definitely need to relax more! Things will happen as they should! Great pins too! They are such good advice!

  8. Ok, I am almost freaking out that you posted this, because I am feeling SO restless lately! I swear, something is so in the air!

  9. I am ALWAYS telling myself to chill out and go with the flow, but it so rarely happens! I always end up reverting back to my worrying self- not good and exhausting too!


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